Quite an exhibition

About as good an effort for an exhibition basketball game as has been seen around here in years.

A temptation to get giddy after such a performance, a 96-54 romp for Louisville over what will be a good but injury-riddled Kentucky Wesleyan team.

Been there, been sorry.

Still, one has to be impressed by the speed with which this UofL team gets the ball up and down the court. The way players are attacking on offense and defense.

No indications of individuals worried about getting their points. Just the opposite, players working the ball around, looking for open shooters.

Speaking of shooters, there seem to be more of them this season, freshmen who have become sophomores, more knowledgeable of the system, but more confident and comfortable with what’s expected. Especially of the three-point variety, specifically from the most tattooed one.

Much for which to look forward. The observer will hold off getting excited until the Cards prove they are capable of similar play against NCAA-runner up Butler on Tuesday. Can hardly wait.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Quite an exhibition

  • November 12, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Louisville stepped on the gas early and this is quite a different looking Cardinal Squad. Half court offense only if necessary, this is a run and gun bunch that isn’t afraid to make the interior pass or spot up and fire the three. We’ll see how all this translates out againsts the Butler’s and Kentucky’s of college hoops.

    The real question is, who does Mike Marra look like? I got four opinions last night at the game. You decide or offer your own suggestion.

    A) Frank Zappa
    B) Horshack from ‘Welcome Back Kotter”
    C) Chris from “The Sopranos”.
    D) Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid, My Cousin Vinnie)

  • November 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    (A) a young Frank Zappa?

    This was a great scrimmage, but I see some physical weaknesses and uncertainty under pressure in their immediate future. I wouldn’t be surprised to see us down 10-12 at halftime against Butler, but predict a win by 3. Rick is picking his player combinations right now, so it’s going to be exciting!

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