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  1. Lawyers involved in case of Russ Smith’s lost championship jersey

    May 19, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Russ Smith’s jersey from the 2013 National Title game is still missing after FedEx reportedly threw it away.

  2. FedEx lost Russ Smith’s 2013 national championship jersey

    May 11, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Russ Smith’s jersey went from being framed to in the trash.

  3. Russ Smith gives some tremendous and classy quotes following the loss to Kentucky

    Mar 29, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

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    Following Friday night’s loss to Kentucky, Louisville senior guard Russ Smith gave some classy remarks about his competitors.

  4. POSTERIZED: Russ Smith dunks on Julius Randle … again (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT

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    For the second time this season, Russ Smith has dunked all over Julius Randle.

  5. Four finalists for 2014 Naismith Trophy announced

    Mar 23, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT

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    Sunday afternoon the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the four finalists for the Naismith Trophy, which is given annually to the best player in college basketball. The finalists are Arizona junior guard Nick Johnson, Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott, Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker and Louisville senior guard Russ Smith. Of the four finalists just one,…

  6. 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.

  7. The Top 68 players in the NCAA tournament

    Mar 19, 2014, 7:03 PM EDT

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    CBT’s ranking of the top 68 players in this year’s NCAA tournament.

  8. NBCSports.com’s 2014 College Basketball All-Americans

    Mar 10, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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    Doug McDermott is on the list, but who joined him on the first team?

  9. After win at No. 18 SMU, No. 11 Louisville is once again peaking in March

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:41 PM EDT

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    Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half, hitting all six of his threes in the final 13 minutes as No. 11 Louisville went into Moody Coliseum and knocked off No. 18 SMU, 84-71. The win is impressive in and of itself. The Mustangs are as tough as anyone in the…

  10. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Mar 4, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Remember when people were worried whether or not McDermott would be able to succeed outside the Missouri Valley? Well, he’s averaging 26.0 points and 7.2 boards while shooting 52.0% from the field, 44.1% from three and 88.7% from the line on a top ten team that still has a chance to…

  11. No. 21 Memphis rallies to earn big home win over No. 7 Louisville

    Mar 1, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

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    The No. 21 Memphis Tigers earned a huge home win on Saturday as they rallied late in the game to beat No. 7 Louisville 72-66 on Saturday for an American Athletic Conference home win. The Tigers went on a crucial 15-1 run and scored at least a point on eight consecutive possessions to close out…

  12. Doug McDermott, Russ Smith among Naismith semifinalists

    Feb 28, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

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    One day after the USBWA announced its fifteen finalists for the Oscar Robertson Award the Atlanta Tipoff Club released its list of ten semifinalists for the Naismith Award. Among the ten players on the list are seniors Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Russ Smith (Louisville), along with highly regarded freshmen such as Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Jabari…

  13. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 25, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: This is really all you need to know about McDermott: He averaged 27.5 points in wins at Marquette and over Seton Hall at home, and no one even batted an eye. How good do you have to be for 55 points over the course of two games in the Big East…

  14. Louisville’s win at Cincinnati shows they can make another run

    Feb 22, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    By knocking off No. 7 Cincinnati on the road for an American Athletic Conference win on Saturday, No. 11 Louisville earned its biggest win of the season and came back to beat a Bearcat team that beat them at home earlier in the year. It was Louisville’s first win over a ranked opponent on the…

  15. When read in context, Rick Pitino is right about social media

    Feb 18, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

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    That’s the quote that made the rounds on twitter last night, thanks in large part to this tweet from Fox Sports Live’s official account. The actual quote can be heard at the 8:25 mark of the video below, dug up by Stephen Douglas of The Big Lead. It comes after Pitino had answered a couple of…

  16. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: What else can be said about McDermott’s season — and his career — at this point? He had 26 points on 11-for-19 shooting in a win at Butler in which he just so happened to hit the game-winning three with 47.8 seconds left. He followed that up by scoring 39 points…

  17. Russ Smith escorts high school freshman for her homecoming court

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Stories like this make you smile. Russ Smith was attending a high school basketball game because he’s good friends with Dean Baumert — a former student manager at Louisville — who is now an assistant coach with Eastern High School. It just so happened that the high school game was part of a double-header, so Smith…

  18. 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…

  19. American Conference Catchup: Louisville and Memphis reign

    Jan 1, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    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…

  20. 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…

  21. College Basketball Talk Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

    East Carolina v Duke

    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  22. Too much Russ Smith, Chris Jones is just a symptom, not Louisville’s biggest problem

    Dec 28, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Louisville v Kentucky

    For just the second time this season, No. 6 Louisville squared off with a quality opponent in non-conference play. And for the second time this season, the Cardinals lost. Last month, it was a 93-84 defeat suffered at the hands of North Carolina at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. On Saturday, Louisville lost to No. 18…

  23. POSTERIZED: Russ Smith dunks all over Julius Randle

    Dec 28, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Russ Smith, who stands all of 6-foot-nothin’ on a good day, just split two defenders and drove down the lane, dunking all over the bigger, stronger, and currently-dominating-the-Cards Julius Randle. That GIF doesn’t exactly do the dunk justice: Watch the whole video here: (Video and GIF via CBS Sports broadcast)

  24. The beauty of No. 6 Louisville vs. No. 18 Kentucky is the unpredictability

    Dec 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Two months ago, the Battle of the Bluegrass that will take place on Saturday afternoon was the single-most highly-anticipated game of the college basketball season. Two of the nation’s top three teams — the last two national champions — squaring off in a game that just-so-happens to be the most intense rivalry in the sport…

  25. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    East Carolina v Duke

    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…