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UofL, WKU Resume Basketball Series

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The University of Louisville announced today that they will resume the basketball series with Western Kentucky University starting in 2018. The series was always nice to have on the schedule, you get a in-state school who is in an above average mid major conference. That is, until they threw punches at our boy Trezl and the series wasn’t renewed. It is good to see things have calmed down between the two programs and we can move forward with the games. UofL and WKU currently play in baseball every year and football will begin a series from 2018-2020.

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Gary Parrish Unveils His 2018 Mock NBA Draft

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Gary Parrish with CBS released his first 2018 NBA mock draft. He has predicted a breakout season for Sophomore V.J King. One similar to Terry Rozier and Donovan Mitchell. Take a look at where he has him going and let us know what you think about it!

Beat The Buzzer With Jordan Nwora

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Today on Beat the Buzzer, we get to know freshman Jordan Nwora better. Who is he one celebrity he would leave a comp ticket for? What is his hometown known for? Find out the answer to these and many more below.

King, Mahmoud And Spalding Recap From Adidas Nations Camp

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V.J King, Anas Mahmoud and Ray Spalding have all returned from the always competitive Adidas Nations Camp. This is where Terry Rozier, Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel broke on to the NBA scene the last few years. ESPN’s Seth Greenburg deemed the Louisville trio “a taller and younger version of the three amigos.” You can see the full recap below.

 

Here is another story in reference to the Adidas 2017 camp.

https://www.fanragsports.com/nba/adidas-nations-2017-top-college-prospects/

 

Jay Bilas Weighs In On NCAA Sanctions

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Jay Bilas has made his thoughts clear on the NCAA sanctions against the University of Louisville Men’s Basketball team. When asked, Bilas responded with his belief that a school should not lose a banner when innocent people would be hurt. You can see the full tweet below. Let us know what you think about his stance.

How Louisville Is Being Ranked Since Onuaku Left

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The day after the 2016 National Championship was decided, all of the experts posted their “too early” rankings (which you can find here). They were mostly contingent upon Nanu’s return. Unless you have been living under a rock you know that Chinanu Onuaku kept his name in the 2016 NBA Draft. That brings us to today where a few of the sites have now updated their top 25 rankings since yesterday was the deadline. Here are Ken Pomeroy & CBS Sports lists.

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Jaquan Lyle’s Reaction To Alleged Game

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***UPDATE: Stay tuned for update on this matter***

Although there were much speculation on UofL’s opponent for the ACC-Big10 challenge, the mystery is over.

Jaquan Lyle didn’t seem too happy either

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VJ King Senior Year Mixtape

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Here is yet another reason to get excited for next year at the University of Louisville! VJ King will be a difference maker. Here is his Senior year mixtape that the fine folks at makeplayz.com! Enjoy!

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Rick Pitino Update

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AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser

 

It has been a roller-coaster season for the fans of the University of Louisville Basketball team. It has been even more up and down for fans of Coach Rick Pitino. I was told the day the post season ban was levied that Coach P was done. 2 weeks ago I was told Ramsey would be overthrown and he would stay. Then just last week I was told he was gone again. I know what you are saying. You need new sources. Hear me out. My guy that has the info on this particular situation is never wrong. He may waiver during the process but he always comes through. Late this afternoon he told me new info would be coming out tonight that I would like. I instantly thought, here we go again.

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Thank You Damion Lee (VIDEO)

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Photo: Scout.com

Foreword by Jeremy: Damion Lee came to Louisville with the hopes of a NCAA tournament appearance. He leaves with out one due to circumstances beyond his control. Coach P got him and Trey in the Senior game early, got them very nice rings and there was even a painting made of them. We could do 1000 things and it would never be enough. Thanks to both of you for coming to Louisville and making this unforgettably awful season unforgettable for another reason. Our resident Videographer Jeff Nunn has decided to please you again with his visual stylings. We know it isn’t enough but thank you Damion………

Damion Lee And Trey Lewis Thoughts On Sr Day (Video)

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Thanks to the great people at thecrunchzone.com, Here are video clips from Damion Lee & Trey Lewis talking about Senior Day

 

Damion 

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The New Doctors Of Dunk (Video)

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Since the beginning of time (or the 60’s) there has been one thing that can get a crowd going, It’s the slam dunk. Even when it was banned from college basketball from 67-76 due to the unfairness of it, they created a slam dunk contest because it was so beloved. It can cause a wide variety of results. It can facilitate a comeback all the way to putting the icing on the cake. At the University of Louisville it has been a beloved staple of our program. From the Doctors of Dunk to Alvin Sims to Montrezl Harrell to the dunking bird logo even, it shows that it is engrained into our DNA. Donovan Mitchell IS the next in a long line of dunkers and there is no doubt. Our good friends at the ACC Digital Network created their latest installment of Dunkuary last night featuring the Louisville Cardinals that was titled “The New Doctors Of Dunk” and it does not disappoint.

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Talking Pitino: Pump the Brakes

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Since the accusations all came spilling out, the mind of every Louisville faithful has been working in overdrive to untangle the web that Katina Powell (and the media) has so intricately woven. Reactions have varied from one end of the spectrum to the other – from those who refuse to believe anything like this could ever happen here to those who believe that the only way we move past the situation is to “clean house.” I took a stance against Sports Illustrated’s portrayal of the University of Louisville as a dangerous culture for women, but when it comes to the scandal itself, I’ve struggled to decide how I feel. I am going to go out on a limb and say this… I’m not naive enough to believe that it could never happen here. I’ve accepted that there is potential that these claims and accusations have some truth to them. The one thing that I can’t get on board with is the premature crucifixion of Rick Pitino.

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NCAA Selection Show Podcast

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Good morning CSZNation (Yes, I’m still trying to make this a thing, deal with it) Hopefully you have had a great weekend and have enjoyed a few days off. I know I have. Our podcast schedule for this week has changed just a little bit. Normally we run Monday’s and Friday’s at noon. Not this week. Tomorrow night we are going to do a special selection show at http://tobtr.com/s/7434917 at 7pm EST. Why tomorrow night when today is selection Sunday? Good question. The answer is twofold. 1) We want to watch the selection show tonight and have time to break it down. 2) The Women’s selection show is happening tomorrow night and we would like to bring their selection to you live. So there you have it. Tune in tomorrow night and check out Steve, Justin and myself as we flawlessly predict the entire tourney. We will also have on special guests Daryl Foust and College Basketball expert Perrin Johnson. I myself cannot wait to see where Rick Pitino & Jeff Walz teams end up this season in the tourney brackets. Give us a call to let us know what you think will go down in the NCAA Tournament as well at (914) 338-0180. Should be a blast so tune in, call us and join in.

Go Cards!

(Check out all previous versions of the CardinalSportsZone Podcast at www.CardinalSportsZone.com/Podcast)

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2014-15 University Of Louisville Media Guide

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Today the Louisville Basketball team released the 2014-15 media guide. You can check it out by clicking the picture above.  Enjoy!

 

 

University Of Louisville Assistant Basketball Coach: Kenny Johnson

Go Cards!

Taquan Dean: Hungry And Driven

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Taquan Dean’s name is all over the UofL 3 point record books. #1 in all time makes (359), #1 in all time attempts (896) and  #3 in all time 3 point field goal percentage (.447). He is the only Cardinal to post two seasons with 100+ three pointers made (122,105). Only one other guy has had 1 season with 100 and that’s Preston Knowles (100). He also had over 500 career rebounds and over 1,600 points. All of those things made up a fantastic Cardinal career but all of those things didn’t happen by accident. Taquan has been playing professional basketball overseas for 8 seasons now. Dean, a New Jersey native, spends most of his summers here in Louisville from what I have seen myself. I have been around Louisville basketball for 15+ years, counting the school and just the area in general. I have friends I work out with during the summers that run in the same workout circles as Taquan. This guy is as nice off the court as he is on the court. Why is he so good?

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Cards Boom Cornell 99-54

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The Cards boom factor just keeps…on…going. After a 4:30 minute 20-2 run to start the game, the Cards cool off to defeat Cornell 99-54. The Cards were led by a hot shooting Wayne Blackshear with 20 points and Montrezl Harrell’s career high 15 rebounds. SVT and Russ Smith add 10 each. Chane Behanan goes for 13 points and 12 boards. Luke Hancock added 12 for the Cards as well. The Cards win big despite an abysmal 52.9% from the free throw line. The #3 Cards have the Hartford Hawks on Tuesday.

STARTERS
MIN
FG
3PT
FT
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Stephan Van Treese, F
22
4-4
0-0
2-2
1
5
6
1
2
0
0
0
10
Montrezl Harrell, F
26
3-5
1-1
0-2
2
13
15
3
1
0
3
1
7
Russ Smith, G
21
3-8
2-3
2-3
0
2
2
5
3
0
1
2
10
Wayne Blackshear, G
18
6-7
4-5
4-7
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
1
20
Chris Jones, G
22
4-6
0-1
1-2
0
1
1
1
1
0
1
2
9
BENCH
MIN
FG
3PT
FT
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
Akoy Agau, F
5
0-0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Chane Behanan, F
17
6-10
0-0
1-3
6
6
12
0
2
0
1
1
13
Luke Hancock, F
14
3-6
0-2
6-7
1
3
4
0
0
0
1
2
12
Mangok Mathiang, F
11
0-0
0-0
1-4
1
1
2
0
1
1
0
2
1
Terry Rozier, G
11
1-2
0-1
0-2
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
3
2
Anton Gill, G
9
2-6
0-4
0-0
1
3
4
1
0
0
0
1
4
Tim Henderson, G
5
1-2
1-2
0-0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
2
3
David Levitch, G
6
1-1
1-1
0-0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
3
Kevin Ware, G
13
2-4
0-1
1-2
0
2
2
1
0
0
2
2
5
TOTALS
FG
3PT
FT
OREB
DREB
REB
AST
STL
BLK
TO
PF
PTS
36-61
9-21
18-34
12
37
49
16
12
3
10
19
99
59.0%
42.9%
52.9%

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Quentin Snider Says L Yeah Once Again!!!!

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Ask and you shall receive, as CSZ made you aware there was a possibility that 2014 G Quentin Snider may rejoin the ranks of the Cardinal fold, he did just that today. Snider, The #28 ranked player in the country, had originally committed to the Cards in 2011. Then The Hometown Snider decommitted shortly after the Cards garnered a commitment from highly touted guard Jaquan Lyle. The Cards have waited almost 20 years to have a starring hometown hero and I believe that Q is that man. I hate the journey but I love where it ended. Quentin is the 4th 2014 commitment, even though he was the first, joining F Jaylen Johnson, G Shaqquan Aaron and C Chinanu Onuaku. The Cards also are in very good position with C Bakary Konate. the Cards have vaulted into the top 5 ranked recruiting class in every rankings I have seen.

Go Cards!

Quentin Snider Says “Not So Fast My Friend” To Illini?

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Remember when you seen this tweet and you were heartbroken? I understand. I had been told that morning and was sick all day. Well on Wednesday night CSZ learned the Cards could still land Quentin Snider. That certainly now seems to be the case according to chatter on @IllinoisLoyalty and UL sites now as well that have just caught a whiff of these rumors. Landing Snider would be a HUGE boost to the Cardinals already super class. As we are not saying this will happen we do believe it will. Stay Tuned.

Go Cards!