Samuels Dominates In Louisville Win

by Paul Sykes

Sophomore center Samardo Samuels has received more than his share of criticism this season. He answered the critics with 29 points and 15 rebounds in the University of Louisville’s 85-69 win over Louisiana Lafayette.

Both are career highs for Samuels and they couldn’t have come at a better time…with backup center Terrence Jennings serving a suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules.

  • Junior guard Preston Knowles had a big first half for the Cards and ended with 11 points and five assists for the night. He also did the halftime interview with Terry Meiners for the folks back home at the end of the first half.
  • Sophomore Kyle Kuric tossed in 13 points and 7 rebounds in a reserve role for the cards. Kuric also almost duplicated the monster dunk he threw down against Oral Roberts but the feed pass was a bit off. This Evansville native has a nice vertical.
  • Held scoreless and playing only five minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, Edgar Sosa distributed a couple of nice feeds for hoops in the second half of the game.

Louisiana-Lafayette wears Louisiana across the front of their jerseys and has unsuccessfully petitioned the Louisiana legislature to have the school’s name changed to The University of Louisiana. Like LSU would ever allow that to happen…

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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.

One thought on “Samuels Dominates In Louisville Win

  • December 24, 2009 at 10:30 am
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    Sosa!

    In the last three minutes of the game on consecutive possessions Sosa threw three great passes (two assists and a foul by La-Laf prevented a third) and then drove the lane for an old fashioned three. I love “Good Edgar.”

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