When you’re winning, things are fine, the shortcomings or flaws easy to overlook. But it’s pretty obvious that Louisville is not a decent three-point shooting team and there’s a big drop off when Rick Pitino goes to the bench. Other worrisome, bothersome things, needing to get them out of the system; throwing them out there:
Back before the nine-game winning streak began, one got the feeling that games were heavily scripted. When the Cards deviate from the script, things can go awry. The players forget their lines, Rick Pitino calls time out, gets them back into their roles. Give the talent level, it’s a shame they need so much direction.
Every team has weaknesses, U of L is not unique. What’s surprising is what the Cards been able to accomplish this season in spite of their weaknesses. Pitino never gets enough credit because he’s expected to be a good coach. The achievements this season should underscore his exceptional abilities, and give U of L fans plenty of reason for optimism as tourney time begins.