David Padgett sitting on the bench with two fouls for three-quarters of the first half, no way Louisville survives. That might have been the way it went 12 games ago but U of L was focused tonight, hitting threes like they came naturally, canning 12 of 24 attempts while holding a team that made its living on threes to only four of 12.
Jerry Smith is no longer in a shooting slump — not that he ever was, according to Pitino — hitting four of eight of them, overcoming a 2 for 19 mishmash in three previous games.
Terrence Williams setting the tone, hitting two three pointers early to show this was not business as usual. Handing out eight assists and nine rebounds. Grinning from ear to ear.
Derrick Caracter looking hungry, hard to stop when he starts that one-of-a-kind move. Getting the hang of staying out of foul trouble.
Earl Clark continuing his late season tear, scoring a team high 15 points, adding seven rebounds.
Juan Palacios adding 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting. Elder statesman, senior leadership.
Andre McGee, Edgar Sosa, and Preston Knowles combining for four assists and three three-pointers.’
Stuart Miller getting in an NCAA tournament game.
U of L fans could get used to this very quickly.