What you see is what you get with this year’s University of Louisville Cardinals.
Last late night’s two point victory over Albany is this ’17-’18 season in microcosm.
And, on this the morning of the darkest day of the year, taking all factors into consideration, despite how the escape appears on its face, I, for one, am not as disheartened as I expected to be, or as much as maybe I should be.
It was a night when the defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels fell in the DeanDome to Wofford, ranked #196 by Ken Pomeroy coming in.
It was a night when the Great Danes, whose coach joked that VJ King is taller than his center, were +14 on the offensive glass, and +10 in the paint.
It was a night when Louisville was outscored in second chance points, 13-0.
It was a night when the Cards, who coming in were hitting an almost record setting 78% of their free throws on the season, netted only 13 of 21, missing 5 of 6 in the last three and a half minutes.
It was a night when Deng Adel, yet again out of position defensively, with Cards up a deuce, got away with fouling a three point shooter right before the buzzer.
It was a night when the Cards played steadily and with focus, building a double digit advantage, until it went on a 7:33, 1/13 FG drought to fall behind 62-65 with 3:55 to play.
It was a night when the Grinch was poised to steal Christmas. Continue reading Louisville CardFile: Albany