Louisville Card File: Morgan State

The exhibition season is over.

We’ll find out soon enough if U of L’s powder puff schedule has prepared it for UK and the BEast season ahead?

It’s just hard to tell.

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Hitting wide open treys, even when unguarded as the Cards have been the last two games, is still an accomplishment.

The question remains whether it will continue in the pressure cooker atmosphere that will exist Friday afternoon? Or against Pitt? And ‘Cuse? And Bobby Huggs? And . . . well, you get the point.

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The Rick likes the small lineup.

I like the small lineup.

I mentioned last night to Doc, a fellow fan, who also is an astute observer of the game, “This Villanova thing might actually work.”

He pointed out that Nova’s mostly guard lineup, features a bunch of shorties who can take it off the dribble. Only Siva, and perhaps Russ Smith, can do that for U of L.

Also, the guys from Philly always have a couple of beasts on the boards.

Terrance Jennings has yet to show the talent to rebound well. Nor, frankly, the inclination. Dieng will go for it, but still lacks savvy. Buckles has the talent and willingness, but hasn’t quite found his rhythm this season, and his playing time is down. The Rick won’t play Goode or Van Treese when it matters.

This is a danger sign for the Cards, one guy’s opinion.

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Peyton Siva is starting to get it.

But he still makes a lot of immature mistakes.

And there are times when he simply loses control of the ball, bringing it upcourt. Unforced gaffes. Strange.

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The big over/under question this week: What percentage of Friday’s crowd will be wearing blue?

I put the demarcation at 25%.

I’m taking the over. I think there will be at least 5,000 UK fans in the Yum! at tip off. A deplorable number for U of L.

My reasoning is, such has been the money grab for Yum! seats, that a lot are held by corporations. The principals¬†of which entities have as much — or more — loyalty to the Wildcats as they do the “home” team.

I hope I’m wrong, but we’ll see.

There are always way more UK fans at the games in Louisville, than vice versa. My guess is this year it will be worse.

But, hey, don’t bother knockin’, the house’ll be rockin’.

– Seedy K


  1. gnash001
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Add me to the list of money grabbers. I recouped about one quarter of the season ticket cost, not counting the donation, by selling the UK game tickets. Of course, if I didn’t live three hours away, and the game was not on New Year’s Eve, and I didn’t have to pay for roof repairs and car insurance…

  2. cbcard
    Posted December 28, 2010 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Several years ago the Timberwolves commissioned a survey to find out why they had so many games with the lower arena barely 33% full while the upper tier was 75% full.

    They discovered it related to the vast majority of the lower level seats being owned by corporations. Those seats went empty unless the Lakers, Celts, or the like was in town. The upper level seats were owned by fans who came regardless of the opponent.

    As more and more of the lower level seats at UofL games are owned by corporations a higher and higher percentage will end up being used for business and in the hands of customers wearing blue.

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