Louisville Cardinal File: Gardner-Webb

Best performance of the day. And I don’t mean Gogui Dieng.

Miss Kentucky USA Kia Hampton is not only totally hot. She can sing.

And brought it with her Beyonce version of the National Anthem.


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The Rick, before packing his clothes for Puerto Rico, or wherever he’s off to today, said he was really pleased with the Cards’ new lineup.

I guess.

I just wonder how he knows?

During any given shopping moment, you could round up a squad at Gardiner Lane Shopping Center as good as Gardner-Webb.

Which is to say that school remains out on the Cards.

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Of all the stats, there’s only one set of numbers that is telling.

Louisville was 7/8 at the free throw line.

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Preston Knowles had a stellar game.

He still needs to learn to pass the ball. He took — and, frankly, made — several shots that were ill-advised. Because there were teammates wide open under the basket for layups. And an easy pass would have gotten the ball to them.

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Hopefully it is now as obvious to his coach, as it has been to his fans, that Gorgui Dieng, raw as he remains, is a better, more intuitive player than Terrence Jennings.

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In his pre-game comments about the continued failure of Jared Swopshire to have any meaningful physical recovery from his injury, did The Rick throw the kid under the bus? Whatup with that statement about not enough schollys to allow Swop to redshirt?

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There was an actual cheerleading moment during the game.

No, you sillies, it wasn’t the Card Cheerleaders. Are you delusional?

It was the fans. They chose Toni Basil’s “Mickey” as the timeout song. Over the eminently more deserving “Whip It” by Devo.

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I know you won’t believe this. But I swear it to be true.

With 3:34 to play, Ralph Willard actually turned to CRP on the bench and said something to him.

I know, I know, hard to believe. Check the tapes. I stand by what I’ve said.

– Seedy K


  1. fred
    Posted December 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    If Rick had given Dieng a few more minutes, he would certainly have had a double double. A triple was not out of the question.

  2. KnightWatch
    Posted December 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    I would like to point out that lost in the shuffle of the weekend was Scotty D’s 100th win at Bellarmine. While it didn’t come as quickly as he would have liked, one would need to look at the talent on his first couple of squads to realize just how far he’s come. Over the last 2 years, plus the 8 games of this season he is 57-16. Now that the train has gathered some steam don’t be expect it to slow down anytime soon.

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