Russ Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.
It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
It’s that time again! See which teams hoops expert Jon Rothstein has moving on from each region in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.
Russ Smith scored 28 points in a bittersweet homecoming, leading No. 4 Louisville into the Big East tournament semifinals with a 74-55 victory over Villanova on Thursday night only hours after the death of his esteemed high school coach.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
The Villanova Wildcats will be looking to snap a three game losing streak on Tuesday night, at home against Louisville.
If your company has been harmed by what you believe to be a false claim what are your legal rights?
The Louisville Cardinals will be the seventh Big East school to leave for the ACC in the past decade.
Lurking in virtually every corner of the Superdome this weekend will be lottery picks, some other NBA first-rounders and assorted AP All-Americans.
Kentucky will play Louisville on Saturday and Kansas will face Ohio State on Sunday at the Superdome in New Orleans.
The nationally ranked Wildcats remain undefeated in the Big East.