“What’s going on here, Bob?”
Surprising silence from the all-knowing TV color announcer, obviously not quite believing what he was seeing.
- Another Kyle Kuric dunk, another roof-rattling roar from the crowd, happening so quickly, Louisville basketball going up by 28 points at the time. Along the way to an 87-60 win over Providence.
- Peyton Siva with a steal, tripping, sliding, somehow making the perfect pass to Kuric for easy layup, a maneuver Rick Pitino would ascribe as one of the most amazing plays he had ever seen.
- Preston Knowles tossing one up over his head 1,000th of a second before the first half ends. Amazing stuff, even the video unable to confirm or deny. Indisputable. The basket obviously good.
- Knowles not caring how it gets done, just so it does, getting his first double-double in four seasons, believe it or not, with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and don’t forget those five assists.
- Terrence Jennings making those unorthodox hooks, making up for missing untold numbers of slam dunks.
- Gorgui Dieng and Jennings shutting down the middle, five blocks between them.
- Chris Smith getting a head-knocking five rebounds under the offensive basket, turning three of them into buckets.
- Kuric soaring between the big guys for those how-does-he-do-that kind of shots, more than making up for the misses from his Korner. Collecting how-does-he-do-that NINE rebounds.
What is happening, Bob, is a reality show, another real-life reenactment of what made the University of Louisville basketball a legendary program a couple of decades ago. U of L fans are being rewarded for their patience and belief in the program. A program exceeding expectations for many this season but right in line with the wishes and desires of the fanatical faithful.