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Georgetown overcomes Louisville’s expectations

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?  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.

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Steve Springer

Steve Springer is a lifelong University of Louisville fan and was Volvo's "Biggest Fan of the Big East" in 2011. He's a sportswriter for the Murray Ledger & Times, in addition to teaching physical education. He graduated from Eastern High School, earned a Master's degree from the University of Louisville and his BS degree at Murray State University. His Twitter handle is @racercard.

2 thoughts on “Georgetown overcomes Louisville’s expectations

  • February 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Why wouldn’t Rick take losing badly–when we had the players on the court who could have won?! Maybe they’ve been playing over their heads, but maybe not. Maybe they just need to believe a little more and execute Rick’s offense a little more, and this could have been a ‘W’. But on the whole, I really like this team and hope they figure out how to score when all they hear is ‘CLANG.’ (Like maybe whatever sound the backboard makes, plus ‘SWISH.’) Four weeks or so to go–lots of time to learn. Go Cards–and remember to vote for that S60!

  • February 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    That was a tough loss. A tough week for both Kentucky teams as UK lost last night to Ole Miss by 2! Even under pressure Rick Pitino is cool; I really respect him as a coach because he brings class to the game.

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