Expectations were getting a little inflated, what with all the recent comebacks and skin-of-the-teeth wins. No matter what Rick Pitino may say about hating to lose.
Louisville’s 62-59 loss at Georgetown providing a touch of reality, putting those frenetic basketball wins in perspective. UofL has been beating teams with better talent, outplaying them, not playing better than them, but somehow beating them.
Came close to doing it again Monday, against a team hitting 74% of its shots in the second half. Playing a top 15 team in its own house a second time in three days.
- Even with Peyton Siva turning the ball over eight times and almost completely locked out of the lane for anything resembling one of those miraculous layups.
- And when has Preston Knowles ever missed three straight shots on one possession? Â Especially with a game on the line. When was the last time UofL rebounded four straight times on the same possession?
Terrence Jennings, tired of being written off, grabbing seven rebounds while achieving a career-high 18 points. He may not have game, but he’s a gamer lately.
Pitino, however, takes losing personally and his players will feel the pain the rest of the week.