After the 55-point record-setting dismantling of Pittsburgh on the road Tuesday, the No. 13 Louisville Cardinals return home to welcome the Wolfpack and star player Dennis Smith Jr. today at 1pm in the Yum! Center, the game can be seen on the ACC Network. Louisville is currently a 13.5-point favorite over the Wolfpack.
If you say you called Louisville winning in a blowout tonight, you’d be correct. If you said Louisville would beat Pittsburgh on the road by 55 points, you’d be lying.
No one could have foreseen tonight’s outcome. Louisville has had their way with Pittsburgh for the 10th time in a row after tonight’s win. But tonight, the Cardinals beat Pittsburgh in a way they had NEVER done before. Without their starting point guard, Quentin Snider, Louisville put together its best team performance of the season, on the road against a solid Pittsburgh team. The Cards shot 58% from the field, 54.5% from 3-point range (12-22), assisted on 24 of the 39 made shots, allowed only 13 made field goals on 51 attempts, and most impressively outrebounded Pittsburgh 48-26 en route to a 106 to 51 thumping of Pittsburgh on their home court.
After a tough loss Saturday on the road to the now No. 6 Florida State Seminoles, the now No. 13 Louisville Cardinals travel to Pittsburgh for another ACC road test. The game starts at 7pm tonight and can be seen on ESPNU.
Louisville has seen Pittsburgh once already this season, a game that the Cardinals handled easily but a late Pitt surge made the score closer than the game actually was. Louisville won that game 85-80, but led by double digits for 75% of the game. That win gave Louisville its 9th straight over the Panthers, tonight they’ll look to extend that streak to double digits.
The No. 14 Louisville Cardinals host one of their old Big East rivals in the Pittsburgh Panthers (12-4) tonight at the KFC Yum! Center at 7PM on the ACC Network. Despite the one win/loss differential in the teams’ records (Louisville 13-3, Pittsburgh 12-4), the Cardinals currently stand as 11-point favorites for tonight’s game.
Date: Feb. 24, 2016
Time: 8:05 p.m.
Site: Peterson Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. (12,508)
Television: ACC Network (WAVE-TV in Louisville) – Mike Gleason, play-by-play; Cory Alexander, analyst
Radio: WHAS (840 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Doug Ormay, analyst (Sirius channel 132, XM 195)
Series History: UofL leads 11-5 (7-1 in Louisville, 4-1 in Pittsburgh, 0-3 neutral)
Last Meeting: Louisville 59, Pitt 41 (Jan. 14, 2016 at KFC Yum! Center)
UofL National Ranking: 11th Associated Press
Officials: Jamie Luckie, Les Jones, Michael Stephens
Next UofL Game: Feb. 27 at Miami, Miami, Fla., 2 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
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According to Ebenezer Samuel, who is a NFL writer for the NY Daily News, former Cards Running Back Jeremy Wright has been signed to the New York Giants practice squad. Wright lands back in NYG after stops at Pittsburgh and New England. Wright was an intricate member of the 2013 Sugar Bowl Champion Louisville Cardinals. Below is the official tweet:
By Justin Renck:
FINALLY!!! It is a celebration and also a sigh of relief! The sigh of relief is because of what we are getting out of, and the celebration is because of what we are getting into!
Now I am not going to get into too many facts like TV ratings, conference votes, and all of that stuff. Just going to give my opinion on the situation.