Card Chronicle: Louisville basketball climbs to No. 4 in new AP poll
After a 2-0 start to its 2019-20, the Louisville men's basketball team is up one spot from No. 5 to No. 4 in this week's Associated Press top 25 poll. The Cardinals also hold the distinction of receiving the only first-place vote that didn't go to new No. 1 Kentucky.Here's the week two poll:
1. Kentucky (64)
3. Michigan State
4. Louisville (1)
6. North Carolina
11. Texas Tech
12. Seton Hall
16. Ohio State
17. Utah State
U of L Card Game: UofL fans have to prioritize with overlapping, packed schedules
College basketball is back en masse for University of Louisville fans even though November has yet to reach the halfway point. Competing head on with college and pro football just weeks into their seasons.Some complaints about attendance following the UofL men's 78-55 win over Youngstown State on Sunday, a game that attracted 14,761 people at the KFC Yum! Center. Not to worry, still the best attended game among more than half a dozen games in college basketball on Sunday.
Fansided: Louisville basketball jumps to no. 4 in latest AP top 25 rankings
It feels like we waited forever for Louisville basketball's highly anticipated 106th season to begin. And now that it's finally here, the Cards seem to be living up to the hype.Louisville started the season ranked as the fifth-best team in the country according to the AP poll, and after their first two games of the season against Miami and Youngstown State, the Cards have officially moved up.
Thanks to the Champions Classic featuring the top four teams in the country, including no. 1 Michigan State, no. 2 Kansas, no.
The Cardinal's Beak: Coach Mack & staff get a head start for 2021
Coach Mack and staff got a win on the court today and have got another win tonight getting an early 2021 commit from 4-star Oak Park (Ill.) Fenwick prospect Bryce Hopkins.
Hopkins is a versatile shooter who can play either shooting guard or small forward, the 6-5 prospect can take players off the dribble creating his own and slash to the basket. He is also a player with some versatility and can post up by the basket.
Hopkins currently falls around the Top 150 players in his class but look for him to keep climbing up the rankings.
Fansided: Louisville basketball: Cards offense shines in win over Youngstown St.
It took one half of basketball, but Louisville basketball finally was able to put away the game on Sunday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. In the first seven minutes of the first half, Louisville looked like they were well on their way to scoring 100 points. They led 24-8 and were not missing many shots. However, Youngstown State did not go down without a fight, closing the half on a 23-14 run to make it a 38-31 game.Louisville returned in the second half to put the game away, but this certainly wasn't the best showing from the Cards and Coach Mack acknowledged that in his postgame interview.
Card Chronicle: Louisville-Youngstown State preview: Cardinals make 2019-20 home debut
Global Sports ShowcaseGame Time: 2:04 p.m.
Location: KFC Yum Center: Louisville, Ky.
Television: Regional Sports Networks (Fox Sports South in Louisville)
Announcers: Tom Werme (play-by-play) and Dan Bonner (analyst)
Officials: Pat Driscoll, Dwayne Gladden, John Gaffney
Favorite: Louisville by 26.5
Series: First Meeting
Probable Starting Lineups:
Youngstown State's Season to Date:
Defeated Thiel College 101-53 on Nov. 5
About Youngstown State:
Though probably a year away from being a legitimate threat to win the Horizon League, third-year head coach Jerrod Calhoun is building a challenger at Youngstown State.
The Louisville Cardinal: Women's Basketball defeated Murray State 76-40
By Mariam Prieto and Gabriel Wiest-Louisville won 76-40 against Murray State in their second game of the season at the KFC Yum! Center on Nov. 8.
Coming off of a win against Western Kentucky, No. 9 Louisville secured another win from an in-state team. These state wins early in the season could foreshadow in-state dominance for the Cardinals. Louisville's deep roster contributed to the big win, Murray could not match the strength of Louisville's players.
The first half saw an aggressive start. During the first two minutes of the game, Louisville made it to the scoreboard first.
The Louisville Cardinal: Louisville Men's Basketball Takes Home a win against Miami
Jocelyn Kronoveter- Louisville men's basketball starts off the season with a strong 87-74 win against Miami Nov. 6 at the Hurricane's home court.
Less than a minute into the first half, Miami scored three-point jumper. A minute later, junior Jordan Nwora came in strong and scored two points with a layup.
After Miami scored another three points, senior Steven Enoch made a basket and brought the score to 4-6.
Nwora made another layup followed shortly with a free throw, putting Louisville in the lead 7-6. Miami player Kameron McGusty made a basket, putting the team in the lead.
Fansided: Louisville basketball: Can Cards land top 10 guard this weekend?
After much was made of Louisville basketball's 2020 recruiting class blunders over the summer and into this fall, the Cardinals are right on track to once again land one of the country's top 10 recruiting classes.In head coach Chris Mack's second full recruiting cycle, he has landed commitments from four stars D'Andre Davis and JJ Traynor as well as No. 1 JUCO player and likely one-and-done Jay Scrubb. Those three commits have catapulted the Cards into the No. 8 spot in the 247Sports 2020 recruiting rankings.
There's potential for Louisville basketball to climb up in the rankings, and more importantly, find some key pieces in this class.
Fansided: Louisville basketball: Cards vs. Youngstown State game day central
The mood is extremely upbeat for Louisville basketball fans following the opening night road victory over an ACC foe in the Miami Hurricanes.Louisville went down early in the first half, but the Cards overwhelmed the Canes after a while, cruising to an 87-74 victory. The score was not indicative of how separated this game actually was, however, as Louisville led 87-60 late in the second half before taking out all of their starters.
On Sunday afternoon, the Cards will be back in the Ville for their home opener. It might not be against a high profile opponent, but fans will still pack the KFC Yum!
Card Chronicle: All-American honors pile up for Asia Durr
From U of L:University of Louisville junior guard Asia Durr is one of 10 players selected to the 2018 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches' All-America team.
She is just the second Louisville player to earn WBCA Coaches' All-American team honors, the other being Angel McCoughtry in 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09.
Senior forward Myisha Hines-Allen was named WBCA All-America Team honorable mention. Both, Durr and Hines-Allen were named honorable mention a year ago.
Durr was just named Lexington Region Most Outstanding Player after leading the Cardinals to a trip to the Final Four with a team-high 17.
Fansided: Louisville basketball: Damion Lee stuck in between a rock and a hard place
Former Louisville basketball star Damion Lee was set up to receive the first fully-guaranteed contract of his young NBA career this past offseason after finishing the 2018-19 season on a bang with multiple double-digit performances, including 20 points against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 9th.In total Lee appeared in 32 games for the Warriors last season averaging nearly 12 minutes per game and putting up totals of five points and two rebounds per night - which by no means is stellar.
However, most of Lee's appearances came in blowouts or in mop-up duty, which doesn't tell the full story of his value.
Fansided: Louisville basketball show they may be best team in the country vs. Miami
In a night of head-turning upsets in the state of Kentucky, Louisville basketball refused to fall victim to the Miami Hurricanes in a season-opening conference road win.After a lackluster start by the Cards- and the ACC Network- Louisville got things on track and put together a complete team effort in dismantling of a solid Miami team.
Picked to finish ninth in the ACC in 2019, Miami brings back all of their pieces from a disappointing 2018-19 and added some impressive pieces around a trio of guards who will be dangerous come season's end.
After the game, the BRL guys broke down the good, the bad, and everything in between on a special edition of the Big Red Louie Podcast.
Card Chronicle: Extended thoughts: Louisville 87, Miami 74
The 2012-13 season notwithstanding, cautious optimism is usually as high as I allow myself to get during the first few weeks of any Louisville basketball season. Having said that, it would be hard for me to be more encouraged by a season-opening performance than I am after Tuesday night's road throttling of what should be a decent enough Miami team.Let's jump right into it.
--In the days and weeks leading up to Tuesday night, Chris Mack made little effort to hide just how unhappy he was with having to play this game on night one. During his postgame press conference, he joked about now loving the conference road game on opening night, but also shared some insight into why he might have been so apprehensive about the way the schedule was laid out.
Card Chronicle: Louisville rolls to 87-74 season-opening win over Miami
The Louisville basketball team had a rough first four minutes and a rough five four minutes in their season-opener at Miami Tuesday night. The good news is that in the 32 minutes in between, the Cardinals looked every but the part of a top five team in America.Jordan Nwora scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as U of L rolled to an 87-74 win over the Hurricanes in the 2019-20 season-opener for both. Dwayne Sutton and Ryan McMahon each chipped in 16 points, while freshman Samuell Williamson came off the bench to add 13.
A sluggish start which saw Darius Perry commit two quick fouls and Louisville commit a handful of lazy turnovers (and Louisville fans not able to see any of this because of the ACC Network) resulted in Miami racing out to a 16-9 lead.
- There are no injuries listed at this time.