Blog Archives

Cardinal Sports Zone Show On 93.9 FM The Ville (12-3-16)

93.9 The Ville

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 homesforsaleinlouisville.net.

(Click more for Podcast)

Read the rest of this entry

Louisville @ Grand Canyon: Pregame Breakdown

img_20161115_085017

The No. 14 Louisville Cardinals travel to Phoenix Arizona to take on the upset-minded Grand Canyon University Antelopes at 9pm on ESPN3 and WAVE-3 for the Louisville viewing area.

Grand Canyon enters the game with a 3-3 record with losses to Duke, Penn State and SIU Edwardsville. The Antelopes are currently sitting on a 1-game losing streak after their loss to SIU Edwardsville but they’re eager to bounce back with a top-15 opponent in the Louisville Cardinals.

The teams average similar PPG (points per game) totals, Louisville with 74.4 and Grand Canyon with 72.8. The difference in points allowed is much more glaring, Louisville has allowed an impressively low 57.9 while the Antelopes have been outscored by a full point on average thus far by allowing 73.8.

Rick Pitino may consider this a “trap game” but in all seriousness the Cardinals shouldn’t have much trouble tonight. After the win against Purdue on Wednesday night, the Cards should be carrying some confidence into Phoenix tonight.

The next few games should act as mere practice games for Louisville. After tonight they host Southern Illinois, Texas Southern, and Eastern Kentucky before the game against now top-ranked Kentucky (who suffered their first loss today to a very talented UCLA squad). Nonetheless, the Cards MUST take care of business and focus on the opponent in front of them and not the opponent down the road. That won’t be an issue tonight and the Cards will roll by a score of 88-57. December is here, basketball season is now entering full swing, should be a fun ride.

Go Cards!

BucketHatology: Purdue

LJ

The BHK has decided to help fund his wedding by teaching classes at an unnamed and un-accredited University here in Louisville.  I would tell you the University and location but I am no snitch, unlike graduates from IU.  So after some of the basketball games I will be providing lecture notes and taking shots at Tom Crean because I can and he is too busy smooching his son to read this anyway.

Read the rest of this entry

Louisville vs Old Dominion: Pregame Breakdown

(Photo Cred: Scott Utterback)

(Photo Cred: Scott Utterback)

The No. 10 Louisville Cardinal basketball team is set to tip-off against Old Dominion tonight at 9:30pm in Nassau, Bahamas to start the Cards’ quest for the Battle for Atlantis crown on AXSTV. The last time Louisville played in the Battle for Atlantis tournament was in 2012-13, the Cards opened with a gut-wrenching victory over Northern Iowa, followed by a blowout of then top-15 Missouri, and ended the tournament with a disappointing loss to a Duke squad the Cards would avenge when it mattered most, the NCAA Elite Eight.

Read the rest of this entry

AP Men’s Basketball Top 25 11-21-16

aplogo

Here is this weeks AP top 25 for Men’s Basketball.

(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 4-0
PV Rank

2

Points

1,592

2
Record: 5-0
3
1,561
3
Record: 3-0
6
1,443
4
Record: 4-0
5
1,399
5
Record: 2-1
7
1,374
6
Record: 4-1
1
1,337
7
Record: 3-0
8
1,198
8
Record: 3-0
10
1,129
9
Record: 5-0
11
1,099
10
Record: 3-0
12
947
11
Record: 3-0
14
872
12
Record: 4-0
22
770
13
Record: 2-1
4
748
14
Record: 4-0
16
735
15
Record: 3-0
17
703
16
Record: 2-1
9
666
17
Record: 2-1
15
613
18
Record: 3-0
18
610
19
Record: 3-0
19
474
20
Record: 3-0
371
21
Record: 3-0
20
319
22
Record: 3-0
23
251
23
Record: 4-1
21
217
24
Record: 2-2
13
183
25
Record: 4-0
89
25
Record: 4-0
89

Cardinal Sports Zone Show On 93.9 FM The Ville (11-19-16)

93.9 The Ville

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 homesforsaleinlouisville.net.

(Click more for Podcast)

Read the rest of this entry

Post Game Reaction From The Cards After The Victory Over William And Mary (Video)

Photo Credit to rantsports.com

Photo Credit to rantsports.com

 

Here is the post game reaction from Louisville Men’s Basketball Head Coach Rick Pitino & his players after last nights victory over W&M. Enjoy!

Rick Pitino:

V.J. King:

Deng Adel:

 

cropped-csz-website-header.jpg

Louisville vs William & Mary: Postgame Recap

img_20161115_085017

The 12th ranked Louisville basketball team handled business at home in a blowout victory over the Tribe from William & Mary by a final score of 91 to 58. The Cards were led in scoring by freshman V.J. King with 17 points, but the impressive part was how he did it. King went 7-11 from the field and 3-3 from 3-point range giving a performance we all expected to see out of the McDonald’s All-American at some point, but it’s fantastic to see it this early. Deng Adel had a good game as well, he finished with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. The backcourt duo of Quentin Snider and Donovan Mitchell added 13 and 9 points respectively. Jaylen Johnson was one rebound away from a double-double, he finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Ray Spalding also had a nice night, he finished with 10 points on 5-6 shooting.

Louisville was only favored by 17.5 points at home tonight, and although it wasn’t a big name program the Cards were still very impressive by winning tonight by almost double the spread. As a team the Cards shot 45.8% from the field and 35.7% from 3. Once again, the assist number sticks out the most. The Cards finished the game with 21 assists on 33 made baskets.

Up next Louisville plays Long Beach State in the Battle for Atlantis Campus Game (at Louisville) on Thursday at 4pm.

Go Cards!

Louisville vs William & Mary: Pregame Breakdown

635880372207461603-usatsi-9049851

Photo Credit to tallahassee.com

The Louisville Basketball Team improved their early season ranking after their win against Evansville by moving up 1 spot in the polls from No. 13 to No. 12. Tonight at 7pm ET, the Cards host William & Mary, the game can be seen on Fox Sports South. William & Mary is not a team to be overlooked, the Tribe won their first game of the season by significant margin of 52 points as the final score read 96-44 over Bridgewater (no relation to Teddy). As it stands, Louisville is currently a 17.5 point favorite tonight which isn’t discrediting the Cards, William & Mary is just a much better team than most will give them credit for due to the lack of the big name.

Obviously, the stats are only from one game but in that game William & Mary had 5 scorers in double figures and had 19 team assists on 37 made baskets. Although, the Tribe is a team I can see as a mid-major conference champion when March comes around, I think the length and athleticism of Louisville will be too much. Expect the Tribe to hang around early, but at the under 12:00 timeout the Cards come out and put the game out of reach. Louisville 83 William & Mary 59.

Go Cards!

Louisville Men’s Basketball Press Conference: Evansville

kfcyumlease

Here are the videos from after tonight’s win vs Evansville, marking the 100th victory in the KFC Yum! Center

Head Coach Rick Pitino

Donovan Mitchell

Jaylen Johnson

Anas Mahmoud

Louisville Basketball: Exhibition KWC Presser

(Photo Cred:CJ)

Here’s Coach Pitino’s presser plus videos from other members of the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team.

Rick Pitino:

Deng Adel:

V.J. King:

Jaylen Johnson:

 

Take A Look At Louisville’s 2017 Basketball Recruiting Class

(Via Realtor.com)

(Via Realtor.com)

4 seems to be the number of the day in this story. Coach P is holding up 4 fingers. He got commitments from four quality guys, 4 four star guys & now the 4th ranked recruiting class in the country in one of the servicws. I want you to get to know this class a little better and know what we having coming in.

Malik Williams: @leek_willi34

malikhoops

(Photo Cred: News-Sentinel)

Position: Center

Height: 7’0

Weight: 200

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana

National Ranking: 30

Offers: Cincy, IU, Iowa, Mich St, NCST, Purdue,UCLA, USC, Xavier, Michigan

Fact: Also made Tom mad online

Highlights:

Darius Perry: @Carlekash

darius-perry

(Photo Cred: Hoopseen.com)

Position: Point Guard

Height: 6’2

Weight: 170

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

National Ranking: 53

Offers: VT, Miami, FSU, Memphis, Minnesota & Maryland.

Highlights:

Jordan Nwora

(Photo Cred: WNY high school hoops 15-16 - WordPress.com-)

(Photo Cred: WNY high school hoops 15-16 – WordPress.com-)

Position: Small Forward

Height: 6’8

Weight: 220

Hometown: Saxtons River, Vermont

National Ranking: 91

Offers: G Tech, FSU, NC State, Pitt, Marquette, Oregon, Xavier & Maryland

Highlights:

 

 

Lance Thomas: @Lancegreek

 

lancethomas

Position: Point Guard

Height: 6’10

Weight: 210

Hometown: Norcross, Georgia

National Ranking: 104

Offers: Miami, WF, VT, Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, USC, Memphis & Minnesota.

Highlights:

 

 

 

 

Notice Of Allegations Press Conference (Video)

jurich

Here is the video from today’s press conference with Tom Jurich & Rick Pitino discussing the notice of allegations that was revealed today.

Red-White Scrimmage Presser

(Photo Cred:CJ)

For those if you thirsting for basketball, last night’s Red-White Scrimmage was sure to wet your whistle. I did not get to attend but got the run down after from Steve. Here’s what I learned. Hicks has no fear. McMahon can hit with/without defenders. Matz was Matz. Here are the videos from the press conference afterwards.

 

Ryan McMahon

 

Tony Hicks

New Coach Pitino Blog 9-20-16

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

We were blessed & surprised today to receive a new blog post from Coach Rick Pitino. In his post he talks about the FSU game, summer progressions & how many bids the ACC can land in the NCAA Tournament. Enjoy.

Read the rest of this entry

Damion Lee Signs Deal With Boston Celtics

Damion Lee

Jeff Greer of the Louisville Courier Journal is reporting that Damion Lee has signed a training camp deal with the Boston Celtics.

Gary Parrish Explains Coach Pitino’s Success Despite Roadblocks

Rick Pitino

 

Gary Parrish & Nick Kostos from CBS Sports took to video today to explain their thoughts on the success of Rick Pitino’s recruiting despite the problems and issues surrounding the program. Here’s the video:

Malik Williams Commits!

Here’s the news we’ve been waiting for!

Pitino Says “We Are Going To Press More Than We’ve Ever Pressed”

rick-pitino.jpg

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino shouts instructions to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Rick Pitino came on ESPN 93.9 The Ville and talked about this years basketball team. He said “We’ve pressed a lot in the past but this team is very long, very athletic. I’m very bullish on this basketball team.” I absolutely love those words. I’m guessing you do to. Here is the article,

Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense: Rick Pitino Said It And He Might Be Right

Rick Pitino

Photo: YouTube.com

An article published by The Sporting News in June of 2015, talked about Louisville players in the NBA and the lack of staying power despite collegiate success. The article says “Terrence Williams, Samardo Samuels and Chris Smith had their shots. Peyton Siva, the point guard on that championship team, is stuck in the NBA Development League. Francisco Garcia, Pitino’s most successful NBA product, who played 10 years in the league, was waived by the Rockets this season. Of Pitino’s drafted players, three remain in the league: Gorgui Dieng in Minnesota, Russ Smith in Memphis and Earl Clark in Brooklyn. The latter two played a combined 158 minutes last season, while Dieng was a solid role player and occasional starter for the Timberwolves” The article was published prior to the 2015 NBA draft and it wasn’t trying to belittle Louisville but rather it was saying that Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier are the type of players that have staying power in the NBA and they are (as the title of the article states) hoping to rebuild the path to the NBA for Louisville players. Read the rest of this entry