Disappointing those last two passes from Peyton Siva in the last 26 seconds. The first directly to Michael Carter-Williams of Syracuse, the second one fumbled by Gorgui Dieng.
Louisville’s offensive sets getting a little too predictable, replay after replay. Peyton entering the lane, drawing defenders, throwing to a big man under the rim. Good teams catch on after a while, know what’s coming, and make adjustments as Syracuse did in its 70-68 win over the Cardinals.
That’s what’s so refreshing about Russ Smith’s approach to the game. He’s so unpredictable not even he knows what he’s going to do. No way Syracuse could predict what he would do, much less prepare for him.
Russ may or may not have been included in Rick Pitino’s closing instructions. After hitting two free throws at the 1:52 mark, UofL’s best offensive weapon will not touch the ball again.
Unfortunate Chane Behanan reaching in, attempting a steal, handing two free throws to Syracuse and giving up the lead. Russ Smith he is not.
Curious, the call on Wayne Blackshear as he’s falling backwards to the floor, somehow committing a foul on the way down. Baffling what officials think they see, and the obvious they don’t acknowledge. Speaking of unpredictable.
Syracuse a good team, probably as good as UofL has faced this season. Sometimes the better teams beat themselves as the Cardinals learned Saturday.
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