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Quentin Snider To Play Professionally In Portugal

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Quentin Snider will continue his basketball playing career overseas in Portugal. He signed a pro contract with SL Benfica of the Portuguese league per his father Scott Snider. You can read the details from Scott Snider’s Facebook post below.

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This is excellent news for Q as he gets to continue playing the game he loves, get paid to do so, and do it at a high level.

We at Cardinal Sports Zone wish Q all the luck in the world and hope our hometown player makes waves in Portugal.

Photo Gallery: Quentin Snider 17-18

Quentin Snider leaves the University of Louisville as a 1000 point scorer, having over 400 assists and starting 97 games for his hometown school. Q represented himself and the university better than anyone could have asked. Here is a photographic recap of his final year at Louisville. Thank you Q!

 

Quentin Snider Selected To Participate In Inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

UofL’s Quentin Snider Selected to Participate in Inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville senior guard Quentin Snider has been selected to participate in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. This ground-breaking new event will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams, comprised of seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, will compete for a $100,000 prize pool viewable live on Twitter and ESPN2 from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1, 2018 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio. Snider is one of four players selected from the ACC

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Photo Gallery: MBB NIT vs MTSU

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This second round NIT game at the KFC Yum! Center was probably one of the best atmosphere’s I have ever been a part of. I am so proud of my fellow Card fans. It could have been so easy to just brush this season off because it didn’t turn out the way we expected. The team could have just quit and turned their attention to next year – but they didn’t. And I believe it’s because they saw that the fans didn’t give up on them. Once the truest of true fans finally got the opportunity to show their support, the team took notice and it elevated their play. The smile on Ryan McMahon’s face as he stood near the free throw line and watched the crowd flawlessly perform the wave, was absolutely the best thing I saw all day.

For a full recap of the victory over MTSU, CLICK HERE.

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Louisville Set To Face NKU In NIT

The second seeded Louisville Cardinal are set to face the seventh seeded Northern Kentucky Norse in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

This is Louisville’s first appearance in the NIT since 2006. The Cardinals lost to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the semifinal round.

(TICKET INFO AT BOTTOM)

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The Barbour Shop: Despite UofL Basketball’s Disappointing Season, I Still Got This Team’s Back

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This UofL basketball season has been, well, disappointing. It was a letdown before practice even started. We lost a coach, an Athletic Director, and our sanity. Our team of great young men were forced to endure more mega media attention and questions about scandals they had no part in. People pelted them with cheap insults and petty taunts.

This team has talent yet it seems they can’t find a way to mesh it together to work properly and consistently. I think it’s a byproduct of scandal fatigue for the team. We fans have it and it’s obvious the players do. Nearly all of the Cards issues are mental. It’s as if they think too much and are slow to react on the floor. So many mental lapses led to the only consistency being inconsistency.

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Photo Gallery: MBB vs. Virginia

Well, there isn’t much to say. No words are going to heal the pain that this loss has brought to Cardnation tonight. The team showed heart and fight all night long. They controlled the #1 team in the country for 39 minutes. Coach Padgett said that this is the toughest loss he has ever experienced. Many in Cardnation are going to feel the same way after this result. This game meant so much to this team that is in desperate need of a signature win. Not to mention this should have been the game that ended the drought against Virginia.

All that being said, this team has one more game left before tournament play. The Cards travel to N.C. State in two days to fight for their seeding in the conference and NCAA tournament. This team has the opportunity to end the season on a high note and head into the ACC tournament with some momentum. This one hurts, but it’s not the end for this team or the seniors.

Also, click here to check out the Senior Day Photo Gallery!

Go Cards!

 

 

Photo Gallery: MBB Senior Day

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The Louisville Men’s basketball team held their Senior Day before Thursday’s game against Virginia. The senior managers were honored along with seniors Quentin Snider and Anas Mahmoud.

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Saying Goodbye To Q And Anas

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Q and Anas,

Your four years at the University of Louisville were probably not what you expected. They were not what we, the fans, expected. You two have weathered the heaviest of storms the city could bear with complete and utter grace – at least in the public eye. I could never say thank you enough times to do it justice.

Whenever things seemed to be at the darkest, the two of you managed to speak up and remind everyone that it will be okay. When Pitino left, there were so many questions about what the future would hold, what it would look like. The two of you stood in front of everyone and calmed everyone’s nerves and had the confidence that we all needed in that moment. You all reminded us all what UofL basketball was all about – family.  So many of the problems that put the spotlight on the program had nothing to do with either of you. Nobody would have blamed you for being angry or upset but you never were. Neither of you played the “why me” card but just played ball instead. The leadership that you have provided over the last few years is untouchable. The calm, cool and collective attitudes that you hold both on and off the court is one of the things I will miss the most.

I know at the end of the day, it’s just basketball, but it always feels like more. It is my escape from the crazy world around us, it’s my connection with some of my favorite people and it is what allows me to be part of the UofL family. For forty minutes, I am in my own little world – a world you both are a part of. So thank you. Thank you for the cheers, the tears and most importantly all of the memories in between. Wherever that next step takes you, know that you have a forever fan in me.

Your friend,

Katie

Beat The Buzzer: Quentin Snider

In the final episode of Beat the Buzzer, UofL athletics sits down with Louisville native and captain of the UofL basketball team, Quentin Snider. Otherwise known as Q. Find out what the best advice he has ever received is and if he owned a Kentucky Derby horse, what would he name it.

UofL Men’s Basketball Veterans Lead Through Adversity

When Quentin Snider, Anas Mahmoud and Deng Adel committed to play basketball at the University of Louisville, they never could have guessed the obstacles they would be facing. They have played through the Katina Powell scandal and now the FBI one. They never let it bring them down though, they have been the solid foundation that the freshman and sophomores have needed. Jeff Borzello with ESPN.COM talks about how vital the upperclassman have been.

Louisville vs George Mason: Pregame Breakdown

 

 

If you’re reading this, we made it. After a long offseason full of turmoil, slander, and changes, basketball season is finally here. Louisville begins its season today against visiting George Mason at 2pm inside the KFC Yum! Center as 19-point favorites.

It’s no secret that this is David Padgett’s first season as Louisville’s Head Coach, and as Forrest Gump would say, “that’s all I have to say about that.” As fans, it’s time to focus on the game being played and nothing else. I believe Coach Padgett will do a great job and I can’t wait to see this team play under his leadership.

Louisville’s opponent today is George Mason. They enter this game 1-0, with a 67-65 win over Lafayette. Guard Jaire Grayer led George Mason with 19 points and 9 rebounds in their first game, and while I don’t know much about their team, I’d assume this will be the guy to watch.

Louisville’s starting 5 will more than likely be Quentin Snider, Deng Adel, VJ King, Ray Spalding, and Anas Mahmoud. Much like their two exhibition games, Louisville will have a noticeable size advantage today.

As I said before, today marks the moment when basketball should be just that, basketball. It’s hard to forget about everything that happened over the last few months, but this is the time to try. Despite any recent turmoil, Louisville still floors a very talented team with a lot of young potential to go along with veteran production. This is the beginning of a new era, and should be seen as an exciting opportunity and nothing else.

Cheer our guys on, give Coach Padgett and the players a standing ovation when they’re announced in the pre-game, and let’s kick off another successful basketball season.

Prediction: Louisville 83 George Mason 67.

Go Cards!

Louisville Vs Bellarmine Highlights

Here are some highlights from the 72-57 exhibition victory over Bellarmine.

Louisville vs Bellarmine: Postgame Recap

In Louisville’s last exhibition before their Sunday opener against George Mason, Louisville defeated Bellarmine 72-57.

Louisville was led in scoring by Deng Adel with 21 points headlined by a nasty baseline reverse slam. VJ King chipped in 14 points of his own, and Anas Mahmoud finished with 9 points and 11 rebounds.

Up next: Louisville hosts George Mason on Sunday at 2pm to open the regular season.

ESPN.COM Ranks The Top 50 Players In College Basketball

ESPN.Com released their top 50 players in college basketball for the upcoming season. Two Cardinals make the list, with the first Cardinal mentioned being a pleasant surprise. Take a look for yourself and let us know what you think about the rankings.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/21273080/cbbrank-top-50-players-college-basketball

How To Get Your 2017-2018 Men’s Basketball Schedule Posters

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The University of Louisville Men’s Basketball schedule posters will be available on Friday at more than 70 area locations.
All participating locations are listed below.

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Louisville vs Kentucky Wesleyan: Postgame Recap And Highlights

The Louisville Basketball team took the floor tonight in an exhibition game against in-state foe Kentucky Wesleyan. Louisville was expectedly too much to handle for Kentucky Wesleyan and won with a final score of 101-64.

Louisville was led tonight by strong performances from Ray Spalding (15 points, 7 rebounds), Deng Adel (12 points), Anas Mahmoud (20 points, 10/11 FG, 7 blocks), Quentin Snider (10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) and Dwayne Sutton (13 points).

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2017-18 Louisville Basketball Media Day

 

Today was UofL Basketball Media Day. Later we will have a detailed photo album here at CSZ later. Here are the player interviews from today.

 

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Anas Mahmoud

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Ray Spalding

Deng Adel

Malik Williams

Second Red/White Scrimmage Will Donate Portion To Hurricane Relief


Louisville Basketball head Coach David Padgett announced at the Men’s Basketball Tip Off Luncheon that a portion of the ticket sales for the final Red/White Scrimmage would go towards Hurricane reliefs efforts.
College basketball is already the best!! But, it’s even better when it’s for a great cause!!

Tickets to the scrimmage are $10. You may purchase tickets at the UofL Ticket Office located near Gate 2 of Cardinal Stadium. The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM.

Tickets are also available on Ticketmaster for $10 + processing fees.

Student tickets are available at no charge, but must be obtained using a valid student ID in advance at the UofL ticket office.

The Barbour Shop: Let’s Talk Basketball! The Game, Not The Scandals

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After all the drama swirling around UofL Men’s Basketball because of yet another tawdry scandal, it’s my pleasure to present to you, my fellow UofL fans, an article about the actual basketball team. That’s right. There’s no death penalty yet. UofL gets to play basketball this year.

And boy do they have a God Deng good team. A near perfect blend of youthful talent and gritty experience. A new captain leads the unit. His name is Padgett and to our opponents I must warn you, he does not come in peace. He has come to annihilate you on the court. Beware the conqueror has arrived.

Now, let’s review the Red-White scrimmage from last Friday. I will speak on some individual players that I focused on. Players like Deng Adel. The junior forward returned to school after testing the NBA waters. Improvement in his game was needed and what better place to improve than here.

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