Exhale: Louisville 62, Marquette 58

About what you would expect when two teams from the top 10 get together from the toughest college basketball conference. Teams knowing which plays the opposition is going to run before coaches call them. Clinging defense. Sporadic offense. Teams not living up to fans’ expectations, win or lose.

  • In many ways, Samardo Samuels personifies the spirit of this particular team, with all his up and downs, looking spectacular at times, a bit silly and inept at other times. Samuels has lots to learn, he knows it and he keeps working to get better. A little improvement here, a little there, and before you know it, he will be a dominant force down the road.
  • No high-wire acts for Terrence Williams in this game, just contributing all-around. Nobody is better at finding their pivot man with those bullet passes. The man loves the game, loves his team. He is the leader, the one his teammates look up to, the one they listen to, the one who sets them straight.
  • Reward time for Andre McGee who has made life hell for opposing point guards. Always smiling, optimistic, positive, he deserved, earned all those points, 16 of them, four of those three-pont swishers.
  • Unpredictable that’s Earl Clark on offense. One just never knows how he’s going to perform on that end of the court and nothing surprises fans, whether he’s hitting or missing three-point shots, finishing or not finishing around the basket, completing or throwing away a pass, whatever. Just keep what you’re doing on defense, Earl, standing tall, grabbing precious rebounds. You keep life interesting, exciting even.
  • Team game, Edgar Sosa. Think team, you perform better.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

4 thoughts on “Exhale: Louisville 62, Marquette 58

  • March 2, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Charlie, if your site ever goes down for good, I’m dropping the Internet. Your affinity for everything U of L permeates this site. Thanks for your loyalty, and the great coverage.

  • March 2, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks, Glenn. We survived a one-day crash and back up thanks to a guy named Dan at Mid-Phase Hosting. Not going anywhere. Go Cards.

  • March 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    i was wondering what new widget you added

    toppled it all ; – )

  • March 2, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I miss the Good Edgar / So So Edgar. I don’t like it when the Bad Edgar resurfaces. One on three? When it’s late in the game and we are ahead??? Think Edgar, think!

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