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  1. No. 4 Louisville advances but will need more from Russ Smith next week

    Mar 22, 2014, 5:51 PM EDT

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    No. 4 Louisville advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season. However if the Cardinals are to make a run at another national title, they’ll need Russ Smith to rebound from his tough weekend in Orlando.

  2. Luke Hancock catches fire late, No. 4 Louisville holds off No. 13 Manhattan’s upset

    Mar 21, 2014, 1:50 AM EDT

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    Louisville needed a late rally to beat Manhattan, but you shouldn’t be worried about the Cardinals.

  3. Russ Smith, Luke Hancock each score 23 as Louisville survives SMU

    Jan 12, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

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    Through 20 minutes it looked like No. 12 Louisville was going to cruise to a double-digit win over SMU. In the second half the Mustangs, who trailed by as many as 17 in the first half, fought back and cut into the deficit, keeping it at single-digits for the majority of the half. SMU kept…

  4. American Conference Catchup: Louisville and Memphis reign

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Shabazz Napier

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Shabazz Napier, UConn This decision…

  5. Luke Hancock back to form in Louisville’s 90-65 win over UCF?

    Dec 31, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

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    It’s been a difficult week for No. 14 Louisville. The Cardinals suffered a 73-66 loss in Lexington to rival Kentucky. It only go worse on Monday when head coach Rick Pitino that forward Chane Behanan had been dismissed from the team. In addition to Behanan’s dismal, Pitino said junior guard Kevin Ware will likely redshirt this…

  6. New Year’s Resolutions: Louisville Cardinals

    Dec 26, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell, James Michael McAdoo

    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  7. College Basketball Talk’s Ten Most Disappointing Players

    Dec 10, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

    NIT Season Tip-Off

    Preseason prognostication is, more or less, a guessing game. The picks that the so-called experts — myself included — make are educated and generally well-researched, but they’re still guess. And oftentimes, those guesses end up wrong.  Through a month of the season, who did we swing-and-miss on the most?: TEN MOST DISAPPOINTING PLAYERS Luke Hancock,…

  8. Chane Behanan, Luke Hancock to be back for Louisville’s game Tuesday

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    North Carolina A&T v Louisville

    I don’t know if you saw Louisville’s game against Charleston on Saturday afternoon, but it was much closer than the 70-48 final would indicate. Louisville was up 48-45 with seven minutes left in the game. What happened? Well, I was of the opinion that Louisville’s offense became completely one-dimensional due to the fact that Chane…

  9. Louisville’s struggles on Saturday the result missing key players

    Nov 9, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

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    If you didn’t watch No. 3 Louisville’s 70-48 win over the College of Charleston on Saturday afternoon, if you simply took at gander at the box score after getting your fill of college football, you would think that the short-handed Cardinals made short work of the Cougars. Hey, they won by 22 points, right? Russ…

  10. Final Four MOP Luke Hancock to miss season-opener, has yet to practice

    Nov 7, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

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    Luke Hancock shot 40% from three last season and averaged 8.1 points, which are more than respectable numbers. But Hancock also spent much of the early part of the season battling a shoulder injury. We saw what he was capable of when fully healthy at the Final Four, when he won Most Outstanding Player by…

  11. 2013-2014 Season Preview: No. 3 Louisville Cardinals

    Oct 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Kenny Klein/Louisville Athletics

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. The rest of our Top 25 Countdown can be found here. For a schedule of our…

  12. 2013-2014 Season Preview: The Top 20 Wing Forwards

    Oct 23, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange forward C.J. Fair (R) drives to the net on Marquette Golden Eagles guard Trent Lockett during the first half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  13. Newcomers impress in Louisville’s intrasquad scrimmage

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Despite losing Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, two key pieces from last year’s championship team, Louisville returns a slew of talented players that will have Rick Pitino and Co. challenging for a national championship once again. Player of the Year candidate Russ Smith is back for his senior season, as are Chane Behanan and Luke…

  14. Homecoming King? That’s Russdiculous!

    Oct 5, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Russ Smith

    I had forgotten that there is such a thing as a homecoming court, but at Louisville, where the reigning national champs reside, it’s quite possible that a Cardinals basketball player will supplement his national title ring with some more bling: a homecoming crown. Card Chronicle turned up the fact that both Russ Smith and Luke…

  15. Christmas Wish Lists: Forward’s free throws, 3’s and a third threat

    Dec 10, 2012, 9:15 PM EDT

    Missouri-Kansas City v Louisville

    Over the course of the next two weeks, College Basketball Talk will be detailing what some of the country’s best, most intriguing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams need. It’s the spirit of the holidays. We’re in a giving mood. What do other teams have on their Christmas Wish Lists? Click here to find out. Gotta have it…