By Charlie Springer
The eyes of Card fans would be tightly focused on Earl Clark and Edgar Sosa going into the Louisville vs. South Florida game.
No way Earl Clark was going to take any team lightly Wednesday, not after Sundayâ€™s dismal performance against the Lexington team. Someone was going to feel his wrath.
His team would need him in a huff because South Florida turns out to be a decent team. Disrespect the Bulls this season and you may just go home with your tail between your legs. One gets the feeling that, under Stan Heath, the program will advance quickly, making the Big East even tougher in the not-too-distant future.
Clark kept the Bulls at bay in this game, with his game-leading 22 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a block.
Who knew Clark could shoot three-point shots? Everybody does now, with knocking down three of eight attempts. Nice shooting form this night. So thatâ€™s why Rick Pitino has given him the green light.
As for Edgar Sosa, more of the positive vibes he exhibited Sunday. Five of nine field goal attempts, including two three-pointers, and no disparagement. Need to pick up on those assists, however. Just one wonâ€™t help much with the killer schedule ahead.
Samardo Samuels doing his Derrick Caracter imitation with all the fouling lately.
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Strangely, Louisville didn’t get to the free throw line in the first half. “We didn’t get fouled,” said Pitino, calling Big East officials “the best referees in America.”