Best time of the year for basketball junkies, but not for UofL

By Ed Peak

As the night went on, my eyes are bloodshot from watching all the bouncing basketballs.  Bounce, bounce, bounce. I couldn’t leave the television for sleep.

I love baseball. I love football. But this IS the best time of year. Basketball. Basketball. Basketball.

North Carolina seemed to toy with the University of Louisville basketball team, building a 10 point lead in the first half. Somehow the Cardinals  were able to cut the lead to three points in the second half. Carolina would revert, however, to its devastating speed and quickness for easy layups to quelch the threats. Another easy win.

Louisville had to work for every basket it scored mostly from the outside and the three point line. Malik Williams and Steven Enoch did provide some inside scoring punch. Not enough, however. Louisville didn’t play close to the way it played in a win over the Heels in January. 

Okay. Move on. Out of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to the NCAA Tournament. Here are my number one seeds Sunday: Virginia, Gonzaga, North Carolina, and the winner of the Tennessee-Kentucky game. 

No, there will not be three No. 1 seeds from the ACC. The talking heads have lost any sense of objectivity when it comes to this. Case closed.


Author: Ed Peak

Ed Peak has covered UofL sports since 1973, as a student reporter, as a correspondent for the Courier-Journal, a freelancer for the Associated Press and United Press International, as well as ScoreCard, Fox Sports and CBS radio.