The No. 14 Louisville Cardinals defeated the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils today by a final score of 78-69. If you watched the entire game then you know the score doesn’t exactly reflect just how dominant the Cards were today. After a back and forth beginning to the game, the Cardinals appeared to settle in and capitalize on the stout defense they had been playing by connecting on a few shots, and more importantly, building confidence.
Louisville entered halftime with a 4-point lead, lead for nearly 75% of the game, and never allowed Duke to get into a rhythm from the 8 minute mark of the first half, on. It was a balanced effort from the Cardinals, Anas Mahmoud recorded a career high of 17 points to go along with 11 rebounds, Donovan Mitchell added 15 points, Quentin Snider chipped in 13 with 6 assists and 5 rebounds, and Ray Spalding scored 11 points, as well.
This win was huge for the Cardinals now, and going forward. Anas Mahmoud continues to look better each game and he dominated today. A 2-0 week to build on when the Cards play Clemson on Thursday at 9pm at the Yum! Center. The game can be watched on ESPN.
The No. 9 Louisville Cardinals suffered their 3rd loss of the season on the road at No. 23 Notre Dame, by a score of 77-70. The Cardinals started slow, but appeared to shake off the rust at times; however, they never put together consistent stretches of play and in the end it doomed the Cardinals.
Yes I am a day late. My mom always told me it is better to be late than to not be at all. Or something like that. We at CSZ hope that you had a great Christmas or whatever you celebrate but now we are back to business. Yesterday Louisville’s own Quentin Snider was named ACC P.O.T.W. after his 22 point performance against kentucky. Here is the official press release from Kenny Klein:
Louisville’s Snider Honored as ACC Player of the Week
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior guard Quentin Snider has been honored as the ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 19-25.
In Louisville’s only game last week, Snider was named the Most Valuable Player by the Bluegrass Sports Commission in UofL’s 73-70 victory over then sixth-ranked Kentucky. Snider delivered a career-best 22 points, grabbed a career-high matching six rebounds and handed out a game-high five assists as the sixth-ranked Cardinals won their sixth straight.
The 22 points for Snider were the most for a Louisville native against Kentucky since DeJuan Wheat’s 23 points in an 88-86 win over the Wildcats on Jan. 1, 1995. He also had two steals against the Wildcats after producing a single steal in UofL’s first 11 games. Snider is fourth in the ACC and 35th in the nation in assist-turnover ratio (2.94).
Snider, who is averaging a team-high 11.9 points and 3.9 assists in Louisville’s balanced lineup, is the first Cardinal to be honored with a weekly league award this season. ACC basketball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel.
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The ACC release is available at this link: http://theacc.co/mbb16pow1226
Quentin Snider may have earned more respect nationally after leading Louisville to a 73-70 win over rival Kentucky last night in the Yum Center but locally we have all respected him from the day he committed to Louisville after his freshman year at Ballard High school. Snider finished the game with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. He did so on a Wednesday night, nationally televised game versus the 6th ranked team in the country which also happens to be the in state hated rival. Read the rest of this entry
Head Coach Rick Pitino
Quentin Snider scored 22 points, Deng Adel added 18, Jaylen Johnson 14 & D-Mitch had 13 to lead the Cardinals to a 73-70 victory over Kentucky tonight. Q, Deng & Jaylen all had 6 rebounds. Ray Spalding led the team with 7 rebounds and was the only other player who scored with 6. Q also led the team with 5 assists and 2 steals. The Cards will face Virginia next one week from tonight at 7pm on ESPN2. Here are the highlights! The press conferences will be out later!
Here are the press conferences from after todays 102-71 victory over Texas Southern which happened to also be Coach Rick Pitino’s 400th win at Louisville! Shout out to TSU Derrick Griffin and his monstrous double-double! (15 pts, 26reb). Now it’s time to get ready to watch Lamar in NYC!
Here is the podcast from Saturday’s edition of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steve Rummage was in the house alongside the Social Media Extraordinaire, Jeremy Wahman. Today we welcomed BACK Marques Maybin who took some time out of his day to drop knowledge. We talked Football Bowl match-ups, Louisville Basketball vs Grand Canyon (INSANE ENVIRONMENT) plus we asked: How many games out of a four game stretch (UVa,uk,IU,ND) would you give up to ensure a uk win? Great response from you guys on that one. We had a great time yesterday! We were #Blessed to have Brian Hall in the booth as well producing the heat. If you missed it earlier then you MUST check it out now! The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to you by JB’S Pub on Central alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and.
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Here is the podcast from Saturday’s edition of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steve Rummage was in the house alongside the Social Media Savant (I’m gonna make it a thing) Jeremy Wahman. Today we welcomed in resident College Basketball expert Perrin Johnson. After the Thursday night we had the soothing sounds of PJ were needed. Great but weird song choices by Perrin too. We talked Houston Heartbreak, Bowl destinations, Pitino & the squad, Kanye & much more. We were #Blessed to have the Magic Mike in the booth as well producing the heat. If you missed it earlier then you MUST check it out now! The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to you by JB’S Pub on Central alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and.
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Here are videos from UofL Men’s Basketball Media Day. Enjoy!
V.J. King has arrived in Louisville. The 5 star Forward from Paul VI in Virginia took to Twitter as soon as he got to the YUM! practice facility. He wanted to let Damion Lee know that he had his back. Damion responded.
As you can see, Quentin Snider’s locker is next to VJ’s and he’s sporting a new number. It appears as if he is switching from 2 to 4.
If you have ever watched a Crums Revenge video you know it can get you in your feelings, make a grown man cry or have you so excited you about pee your pants. Wait, just me on the last on? Carry on. If you have NEVER watched a Crums Revenge video it is probably one of the following reasons:
- You hate kids & love to kick puppies
- You are a uk fan
- You didn’t have a strong adult figure growing up
- Maybe you have just never seen one.
It wasn’t pretty, in fact it was actually pretty ugly; however, the Cards got the job done on Senior Night. The Cards found a way to win in an offensive struggle behind the performances of Chinanu Onuaku (17 points 11 rebounds), Damion Lee (14 points), and Quentin Snider (11 points). The Cards took the lead by as many as 11 points, but Georgia Tech wouldn’t go away. In the end, our fearless senior Damion Lee made 2 crucial free throws to make it the final score of 56-53.
It was truly a sight to see on Senior Night. The outpouring love and support from the crowd was felt throughout the game. Trey Lewis hit the 1500 point mark while Damion Lee reached the 2000 point club. Two major accomplishments by two outstanding men. Up next for the Cards, a rematch against Virginia at 8:30 on ESPN. If Louisville wants a shot at the ACC title they’ll have to take care of business on the road first. It was an honor being in the crowd tonight to send off Lee, Lewis and Avare. Rick Pitino’s gifts to Damion Lee and Trey Lewis spoke volumes to what those two mean to this program. Thank you Damion Lee and thank you Trey Lewis. On behalf of the all of CardNation, we always got your back. Go Cards!
The Louisville Cardinals kept their hopes for an ACC regular season title alive tonight with a 67-60 on the road at Pittsburgh. It wasn’t pretty at times, the Cards suffered two long scoring droughts and were outrebounded by Pitt 34-28; however, the Cards pulled out a solid road win. Quentin Snider scored a team high 14 points, Damion Lee added 13, Deng Adel chipped in 12, and Chinanu Onuaku had a solid all around game with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.
The bigger story tonight, was David Levitch. Yes, you read that right. Levitch finished with 8 points and connected on two huge threes down the stretch. One of those threes tied the game. The other three gave the Cards the lead for good. Without Anas, Mangok, Spaulding, and a 0 point performance from Trey Lewis, it took everything from the Cards tonight. And they gave just that.