NCAA Tournament

The Cards are playing at the Yum! Center. Bill Brymer photo

LouisvilleKY among best places to live for those who love March Madness

Philadelphia, Louisville and Los Angeles Lead the Field in Redfin report SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Philadelphia, Louisville and Los Angeles are the best U.S. cities to live in if you love March Madness, according to the latest report by Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. Redfin looked at factors that would make cities more fun and livable for March Madness fanatics, including number of times the city hosted the NCAA tournament, NCAA tournament appearances and final four runs by nearby schools, bars in the area and average home prices. Cities with traditional powerhouses nearby, such as Philadelphia (Villanova Wildcats), Louisville (Louisville Cardinals),…


Baseball Cards Get Home Field for NCAA Tourney

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team was chosen as the No. 3 national seed for the 2015 NCAA Championship and will serve as the top seed for the Louisville Regional. The Cardinals will be joined on May 29-June 1 at Jim Patterson Stadium by No. 2 regional seed Bradley (35-19), No. 3 Michigan (37-23) and No. 4 Morehead State (38-20). Selected as a national seed for the second time in school history (No. 7 national seed in 2010), Louisville (43-16) will host No. 4 Morehead State on Friday at 6 p.m., ET, while the Louisville Regional will open with No….


Overtime Loss a Hearbreaker for Louisville in NCAA Tournament

From GoCards.com… SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win. Senior guard Travis Trice scored 17 points and the seventh-seeded Spartans clamped down on defense to pull out a 76-70 victory over fourth-seeded Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday. The Spartans (28-11), who were nearly counted out of the tournament conversation in February, won for the 12th time in 15 games. It’s a run that included them knocking off second-seeded Virginia last weekend and third-seeded Oklahoma in the regional semifinal on Friday….


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…


Bellarmine’s Season Ends at Elite Eight in Evansville

from Paul Najjar, Catholic Sports Net EVANSVILLE, IN – In the end, the only numbers that mattered were 79-76. No. 1-ranked Florida Southern College’s All-American guard Kevin Capers drained a three pointer with 0:08 left to break a 76-76 deadlock to lead his team to victory over the No. 3-ranked Bellarmine Knights in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II Elite Eight tournament at the Ford Center. An epic clash that, combined with the first time these teams matched up last December, proved to be two of the best games played at any level this year. “I’m going to take…


Sweet! Louisville Earns 4th Straight Trip to NCAA’s Final 16

From U of L… SEATTLE (AP) Early exit or Final Four – Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he wouldn’t be surprised by either this season. Well, how `bout another Sweet 16 for the Cardinals. Terry Rozier had 25 points and seven assists, and Pitino coaxed the fourth-seeded Cards to a 66-53 victory Sunday night over Northern Iowa in the NCAA Tournament. ”Tonight, we played our best game of the season,” Pitino said. The fifth-seeded Panthers (31-4) were a popular pick in this one, trying to recreate their 2010 victory over a different blueblood (Kansas) and make another trip to the…


N. Iowa (Kurt Warner U) Stands Between Louisville and Sweet 16

Today the Louisville Cardinals face Northern Iowa for a trip to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers have called on a famous alum for motivation. From ESPN: Months ago, Kurt Warner told Northern Iowa Panthers coach Ben Jacobson to call him if he wanted Warner’s help once his alma mater reached the NCAA tournament. So, Jacobson recently reached out to the retired NFL quarterback, and Warner agreed to fly from Arizona to Seattle, where he’s hanging out with the team throughout its first two games of the NCAA tournament. The former Pro Bowl quarterback gave the fifth-seeded Panthers a pep…


NCAA Day 1: Wildcats x 3 Advance, Doom for Texas, Louisville KY Hosts Upset, Thriller, Controversy and Catwalk

Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament was filled with upsets, nail-biters, a controversial call and expected romps by the Wildcats of Kentucky, Arizona and Villanova. In Louisville, things got rolling with a rare 14-seed upset as Alabama-Birmingham knocked off Iowa State, then #11 UCLA won 60-59 over SMU after a last-minute goaltending call against the Mustangs. Those were two of four lower seeds that advanced, and the UCLA win was one of a record five games decided by a one-point margin. In the nightcap, Cincinnati made a miraculous comeback in the final minute of regulation and tied it on a buzzer…


Parking Requires Planning for NCAAs, Louisville KY Metro Says

From Metro Government Twitter hashtag — #louparking — will show available parking in real time LOUISVILLE KY —  Fans headed to the KFC Yum! Center for NCAA basketball tournament action this week are advised to come early, find parking and enjoy downtown restaurants and attractions. Parking and traffic will be challenging due to lingering Ohio River flooding near the waterfront arena and the ongoing bridges construction project. Parking will also be in shorter supply Wednesday and Thursday with people working downtown. Fans headed to Wednesday’s public practice sessions or Thursday’s opening round games can find a full list of parking…


Bellarmine Cruises to Elite Eight with Win in Louisville KY

From Paul Najjar at Catholic Sports Net. Photos by Bill Brymer All this season, the theme for the No. 3-ranked Bellarmine Knights men’s basketball team has been “family.” It took the entire family, along with 2,200 of its closest friends, to take down No. 15 Indianapolis 81-72 in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional championship game Tuesday night at Knights Hall. This game had all you could want for a title tilt: eight tie scores, three lead changes and several big momentum swings. But when the chips were against them, it kept coming back to the close bonds of the Bellarmine family —…