Terrence Williams has recovered, no doubt. It shows from the opening tip, in his demeanor, in how he approaches opportunities, the smile. the shots, the rebounds, even the patience — they’re all back.
T-Will has spent the last three seasons perfecting his shot, starting with some god-awful mechanics and terrible shooting percentages. Working on his mechanics, always working, even adopting a shooting sling. Suffering a severe wrist strain, not even taking a shot two games ago. Yes, he’s back, and right on schedule as Rick Pitino promised, comfortable, natural, keeping the elbow into the side.
T-Will’s back to stay, too much at stake and he loves what he’s doing at Louisville.
— Twisting, turning, bumping, tripping down the lane, the ball rolling in for Earl Clark. But six turnovers? Meanwhile, keep pulling down those eight or nine rebounds per game, keep making life difficult for the opposition on the defensive end. Turnovers gotta cease.
–Preston Knowles can hit some of the most difficult three-point shots. He knows it, he’s confident, and he’s going to keep doing it. Clutch on offense, clutch on defense.
— Andre McGee is easy to overlook unless he’s the player guarding you. Just ask UC’s Deonta Vaughn, nine points in the first half, zero in the second. Ever notice that McGee always seems to get his three to six points precisely when they are needed.
— Samardo Samuels may have been shut down a few times this season but he doesn’t let it bother him for long. Just puts his head down, keeps going in for more, making key baskets, precious rebounds.
— Edgar Sosa showing new gears occasionally, little bursts of speed, new approaches to the basket, avoiding the traffic james in the middle. Interesting.
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Angel McCoughtry scored 34 points to lead the Lady Cards to a 70-56 win over Villanova at Philadelphia. Candyce Bingham added 12 and Keshia Hines had 10 for Louisville (25-3, 12-2 Big East), which is off to its best start after 28 games in school history. The Cardinals shot 57 percent (27-for-47) from the field. Sonja’s report.
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The Baseball Cards are limping out of the gate at Gainesville, having dropped the first two games of the season against the University of Florida, 6-4 and 10-4, respectively. All-America third baseman Chris Dominguez has been held hitless thus far.