Louisville Basketball

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Cupcakes Continue for Louisville with 85-41 Win at Yum! Center

Win number 4 for the Louisville Cardinals, over outmanned St. Francis Brooklyn, was an 85-41 pummeling at the Yum! Center. The Cards’ leading scorer was Damion Lee with 25 points. Chinanu Onuaku, gaining a reputation as the most improved player in the ACC, led the Cards with a dozen rebounds, and sophomore guard Quentin Snider pitched in 10 assists. 6-foot-10 freshman Ray Spalding had 12 points, eight coming in the first half. Samford, Hartford, North Florida and now St. Francis haven’t really challenged the Cards, but the heavy lifting is coming. The Cards play St. Louis in New York Saturday night before their…


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“Outside the Lines” today on ESPN: NCAA, Uof L, Pitino and the Era of Accountability

  I think this tweet sums up the University of Louisville scandal thats getting ready to blow up on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” investigation today: ESPN and Sportscenter is on a roll his morning to prime its extended “Outside the Lines” expose’ featuring for the first time on camera, self-described former escort Katina Powell. Ms.Powell, 42, is the author of the damning “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” published this month by details nearly two dozen stripping and sex parties from 2010 to 2014 inside Billy Minardi Hall, the on-campus dorm for athletes. The ESPN Outside the Lines…


Pitino Signs Deal to Stay at U of L Through 2026

Louisville Extends Rick Pitino’s Contract Through 2025-26 Hall of Fame coach has guided the Cardinals to the NCAA Elite Eight in five of the last eight years LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville has extended the contract of men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino four years, boosting his association with the Cardinals through the 2025-26 season. The first coach in NCAA history to win a national title at two different schools and the first to take three different teams to the Final Four, Pitino had seven years remaining on his current contract, which had tied him with the Cardinals through…


Guess Who’s in the NCAA Elite Eight? – Louisville Cardinals

from GoCards.com… SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game. Harrell scored 24 points, Gill keyed a late-game surge with seven points off the bench, and Louisville beat North Carolina State 75-65 on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. ”We don’t want to go home,” said Harrell, a junior who plans to enter the NBA Draft. ”We took our bumps and bruises throughout the season, but we came together at the right…


The Week in Louisville KY — Puppies and Rainbows in Your News Feed

Here’s what’s dominating, or clogging, your news feed this week: Puppies: It was National Puppy Day on Monday, so all your dog-loving friends, and my girlfriend Paula, posted pictures of their puppies on Facebook. Rainbows: Good news for homophobic caterers in Indiana. Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the deceptively named “Religious Freedom” bill that allows businesses to refuse to provide services to gays. All they have to do is say it’s against their religion. Convention planners, and many others fair-minded folks, reacted by threatening to refuse to do business in Indiana. (Courier-Journal) Dawne Gee Day: In the same week…


Louisville Survives Anteaters to Move On, 57-55

SEATTLE (AP)– It was a game of inches. Not surprisingly, Rick Pitino and a couple of his scrappy guards got it done for Louisville. Freshman Quentin Snider made the winning free throws Friday and Terry Rozier closed it out with a steal, helping the fourth-seeded Cardinals to a 57-55 victory over 13th-seeded UC Irvine and the tallest player in the tournament, 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye. ”He looked eight feet to me,” said Pitino, whose team moves on to play Northern Iowa on Sunday for a trip to the Sweet 16. With the game tied, Snider snagged a rebound in the corner off a long miss by Luke Nelson…


That Was Quick…Cold-Shooting Louisville Cards Bounced from ACC Tourney

From U of L… GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Brice Johnson scored 18 of his 22 points after halftime to help No. 19 North Carolina outlast No. 14 Louisville 70-60 in Thursday’s Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals. Marcus Paige added 13 points for the fifth-seeded Tar Heels (23-10), who regrouped from an ugly first half and took control in the final 7 minutes to take the third tough matchup between the teams this season. UNC used an 8-0 run to finally push ahead for good, with Kennedy Meeks coming up with some key plays despite being limited by a recent illness. The…


It’s On – Louisville Cards vs. North Carolina at 2 Today

Want to see a city shut down? Around here, we close schools for the Kentucky Oaks, but basketball stops most activity as Louisville, every year, leads the nation in stopping what you’re doing because the game is on. Today, it’s U of L’s first time in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Don’t worry, your boss is probably watching it too. GAME FACTS – ACC Quarterfinals – Louisville vs. North Carolina Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Time: 2:00 p.m. Site: Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum (23,500) Television: ESPN – Sean McDonough, play-by-play; Shane Battier, analyst; Allison Williams, reporter. Also – ACC Network (WAVE-TV in Louisville) – Tim…


M.M. Good! Louisville Edges Virginia on Last-Second Shot

from GoCards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Down a point with the clock running out, No. 16 Louisville had no choice but to trust Mangok Mathiang’sjump shot. And hope. The sophomore center’s 15-footer with 2.7 seconds was true, giving the Cardinals the lead and an unlikely hero a 59-57 victory over No. 2 Virginia on Saturday night. After Malcolm Brogdon hit his fourth 3 of the half to give Virginia a 57-56 lead with 13 second left, the Cardinals ran a play hoping to set up one of its two stars, guard Terry Rozier or forward Montrezl Harrell. But when was Rozier was double-teamed he found Mathiang…


Wear Red for Louisville Senior Night at the Yum!

Wayne Blackshear may be the only senior on the Louisville roster, but it may be your last chance to see Terry Rozier and Montrezl Harrell in the home whites for the Cardinals. GAME FACTS – Louisville vs. Virginia Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 Time: 6:30 p.m. Site: KFC Yum! Center/Crum Court, Louisville, Ky. (22,000) (80-12 in 5th yr.) Television: ESPN – Dave O’Brien, play-by-play; Dick Vitale, analyst; Allison Williams, reporter. Radio: WKRD ( (790 AM; joined in progress on WHAS 840 AM)) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Doug Ormay, analyst (Sirius 91, XM 91) Also: ESPN Radio — Bill Rosinski, play-by-play; Bob…