With 3:32 to play, ESPN2 cut away from the U of L debacle in the Garden to the end of the Seton Hall/ Notre Dame game. Which game was showing on ESPNU.
So, the first family of sports networks thought it more worthy to show the conclusion of a game between two also rans on two of its networks at the same time– a first as best I can recall — rather than continuing to show the end of Louisville vs. St. John’s.
The Cardinals chances to make the NCAA tournament ended, positively and absolutely, with 10:30 to play, and the score: Johnnies 51, Cardinals 34. The home team continued the anschluss of a 27-5 second half run, increasing the lead to 65-39.
I cannot recall a University of Louisville Cardinal basketball team so in need of a steady, stalwart performance perform so ineptly.
U of L played no offense. U of L played no defense. U of L played without heart.
The Cards didn’t score for 6:45 to start the game. And it went downhill from there. At the 7:22 mark of the first half, they’d committed 7 turnovers. It seemed like twice that.
The only real question now is whether the Syracuse game will really be the last one for the Cardinals in Freedom Hall? Or, will it be against some Missouri Valley also ran in the NIT?
Louisville’s performance tonight immediately secures a place in the annals with their most abysmal.
– Seedy K