Peyton Siva

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Pitino’s without the Fab Five in New Orleans

After Louisville won the 2013 championship the NCAA Coach Rick Pitino told the media they were denied a chance to go and support the Women’s Team by the NCAA, who cited it as an extra benefit. After that, it looked like the team would be forced to watch the game on their campus. Then, after much pressure, the NCAA said it was prepared to help the team get there. So Pitino and his staff flew to New Orleans on Tuesday, but without the team that won the National Championship the day before. Although the team wanted to support the school’s…


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Cardinals Fly Together: How Infrared Gave Louisville New Life

In the climax of the seminal 90s sports film D2: The Mighty Ducks, Coach Gordon Bombay (portrayed masterfully by Emilio Estevez) delivers one of the greatest pep talks in film history. Bombay converts his team of rag-tag Americans into a cohesive unit all with the phrase “Ducks Fly Together.” Using it to describe how his young hockey players aren’t just players but members of a team that represents the greatest country in the world. As the USA Ducks rally to go back on the ice, their elderly hockey adviser Jan hands them brand new jerseys. Completing the transformation and leading them…


The Cardinals Capture Big East Crown, 50-44

It may not have been pretty, but it got the job done. The Louisville Cardinals, who entered this week having lost four of their last six games, are your 2012 Big East Tournament Champions. Hard to believe. Chris Smith led the Cardinals with 15 points, but Peyton Siva was the star. Siva continued his spectacular play and posted 10 points and five assists. The junior’s performance was the final piece to an amazing week, and the Big East Tournament MVP. This week has been Siva’s coming out party, with this performance he’s showing how amazing he truly is. When Siva…


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Cardinals Roll To Second Straight Big East Title Game

In the final Big East Championship before the conference will transform beyond recognition, two Conference USA transplants will battle in the final. The Cardinals secured their place in their third championship game in four years with a 64-50 victory over the 23rd ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The win brings them to Saturday’s final against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Cards lost to the Bearcats early this year by four points. Louisville continued to show its reinvigorated spirit with a passionate performance Friday night. The Cards continued to wow the fans with another huge in the first half, springing a 21-2 stretch in…


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Cards Squander Upset Over Orange With Missed Free Throws, 51-52

Free Throws. Free Throws. Free Throws. Many will blame Peyton Siva’s lackluster pass in the closing seconds. Some will blame Rick Pitino choosing not to use his final time out. Others will point out UofL’s 16 turnovers. But with a game decided by the slimmest of margins; charity shots have to be made. The Cardinals sunk 12 of 21 behind the line, an abysmal 57%. Syracuse was able revert the Cardinals to its early season anemic self. Louisville had only seven field goals in the first half and shot a lackluster 34% from the field. The offensive woes turned the…


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Louisville’s Offense Stagnates Again, Fall to Marquette, 63-74

After a hopping out to a quick 18-2 lead, the Cardinals lost all drive and gave up their fifth loss in seven games. Foul trouble continued to riddle the Cardinals as they committed 20 total fouls and gave Marquette 18 chances at the charity stripe. The Golden Eagles capitalized only missing a pair of free throws the entire game. The foul trouble continued to keep big man Gorgui Dieng on the bench. Dieng’s foul out was his second in four games. Dieng’s height is one of Louisville’s biggest strengths but everytime the fouls pile on. Dieng’s inexperience shines, he simply…


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Providence Dominates Struggling Cardinals, 90-59

Something is horribly wrong with the Louisville Cardinals. The Cards were dominated in every aspect of the game by the Friars, who earned their first Big East victory with the win. At no point in the second half could UofL muster any kind of comeback. The worst performance of the night came from Peyton Siva, who continued his bad form. Siva fouled out of the game with ten minutes left, in a foul that looked intentional. Siva wanted out of the game and out of his worst outing of his career, putting up 2 points. The Friars were led by…


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Cardinals Can’t Overcome Kentucky’s Talent, 69-62

In a wild, whistle riddled, Battle of The Bluegrass, the better team won. The explosiveness of the talented Wildcats proved too much for the Cardinals to handle. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led the Cats with a monstrous 24 points and 19 rebounds. Kidd-Gilchrist at times couldn’t be touched by the Louisville defenders. Every time the Cardinals would think about closing the deficit, Kidd-Gilchrist would topple the comeback with a big play. Meanwhile, Russ Smith put on clinic for the Cards. Smith recorded 30 points, the game high. Russ See TV appeared to be the only player unafraid to shoot the ball. Smith…



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Frustration Riddles Cardinals in Loss to Georgetown, 68-71

The past 24 hours have been among the most difficult for Louisville fans. Tuesday night the Cards gave a spirited performance that came just short in the Belk Bowl. Wednesday night, UofL basketball faltered in its biggest test of the season, with an even bigger one coming in less than 72 hours. Frustration is the common theme threading the two games. Frustration with anemic offenses. Frustration with underachieving defenses. Frustration with questionable officiating. Louisville’s biggest trouble was on the glass. Rebounding had been a huge strength for the Cardinals all season, but UofL gave the Hoyas countless second and third…