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Highlights - Gorgui's second straight double-double

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When I saw that Gorgui went 5-5, I expected 5 layups/dunks on the receiving end of pick-and-rolls or putbacks. Not so. The running one-hander around 1:35 is just nasty, and that spot-up 20-footer at around 2:15? Tom Izzo still has nightmares about that shot. Great to see Gorgs showing off more of his range of skills, and looking forward to the day when we get a chance to see some his passing abilities in these highlights.

Five Overtimes, Five Stages of Grief

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So yeah, the ND loss was heartbreaking, but at this point, I have also reached the point where I can laugh about it. As in, "That really happened? Really?" We're #8 in the Mark Titus power rankings this week, and his 5-stages recap of the ND game provides a good laugh.

Preston Game-Winner

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Think we miss his shooting? 5 for his first 9 from NBA 3-pt range in the D-League.

ESPN Roundtable does not trust the Cards

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Ok, I know that we're all questioning whether we're really a Top-10 team at this point too. But are we really more worthy of being singled out for this distinction (least-trusted Top-15 team) than, say, Pitt? Missouri? Baylor? Wisconsin? How many NBA-caliber players do the Badgers have on their roster? (I've seen Peyton listed ahead of Jordan Taylor in draft rankings). I suppose I just get tired of hearing that we have a home-heavy non-conference schedule (true of most of the Top 15, and we're not the worst offenders), that we don't have enough bona fide NBA players (remains to be seen, and we have a number of borderline guys), or that we don't have enough quality wins (sorry, but @ Butler, Vandy, LBSU, and Ohio all look pretty decent to me). So if they want to make a new argument, fine. Say that we've had too many injuries (particularly the Blackshear injury) and that our offensive ability is too limited. Point out that we've been pretty lucky with FT% defense so far. But I'm tired of hearing the same arguments (home-heavy schedule, lack of quality wins, NBA talent) that are not applied consistently to other teams in the Top 15.

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Butler tickets available

I have 4 tickets for tomorrow's game, and it looks like I'm going to miss it in order to visit a seriously ill family member. The seats are in the first row of the upper level (the top level) at...

Caught this clip of Rozier's game, and I hope we sign him

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I know this is a highlight video, and all the usual disclaimers apply, but most highlight videos don't feature this many jumpers. Looks like he can handle, penetrate, and shoot off the dribble or off the catch. He seems like a perfect fit for PG in Rick's system. And it sounds like we're in the lead for this guy. I would be happy to have him.

Recruiting is creepy - NYT article on Nate Miles

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Yup, recruiting is creepy. And the scary thing is that most of this stuff never, ever sees the light of day.

Wayne Blackshear is a Parade first-team All-American, Behanan on second team

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And yeah, Anthony Davis is also on the first team. Gilchrist and Teague (ahem) were named to the fourth team.

If you're not excited about Wayne Blackshear, you should be...

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Because when you pair him (putting aside the rest of the class) with what we have coming back, you've got a whole new dynamic that wasn't even possible this year. Putting a guy like this on the court with Peyton and Kyle on the perimeter -- lethal.

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Teams we had to beat to reach Final Four this year...

Let me get this straight.  To get to the Final Four this year, we would have had to beat Morehead, Richmond, Kansas (ok, a very tall order), and either VCU or Florida State.  Really?  If someone...

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Open thread for today's games?

Just wondering if we're gonna have an open thread to discuss today's games and CRP's performance as a studio analyst.  WVU up 8 at the half -- should be an interesting second half.  CBS giving...

Pitino post-game interview with Dana O'Neil

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Good stuff. Rick loves this team as much as we do. Nobody wants it to end.

Premature celebration - Cal not to 500 yet, says NCAA.

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Because, um, you know, 42 of those wins were vacated. Oops.

Pitt's Gibbs tweets that Pitt shouldn't have lost to "them bums"

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Per Bozich's blog. Never been much of a Pitt fan. This seals the deal for me. SMH, Mr. Gibbs. SMH.

Is King Kyle your Big East POW?

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Only averaged 25.5 ppg on 18-29 shooting, including 9-14 on threes (holy crap). Also averaged 5.5 rpg and 2.0 apg. Throw in the NCAA Dunk of the Year, and I'd say Kyle is fit for another crown.

Ledo Decommits, Reopens Recruitment

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If this means we lost the battle at Providence but won the Ledo war, I think I can live with that loss a little better.

Memphis State beats Austin Peay... by 2.

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Austin Peay is currently 168 in the Kenpom ratings. No, they didn't lose, but it still makes me feel a little better about the Drexel loss. Good (but not great) teams can still have losses to teams like this on a given night.

Bruiser Flint: ``I told them, `We’re not playing against Kentucky. We can win this game.’"

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And where does this quote appear? That's right - Jeff Goodman's blog. My theory -- he is trying his hardest to win the Least Cool Person Tournament, and now he is pulling out the heavy artillery.

Jeff Goodman, official hater (and official hack), couldn't wait to start tweeting after this loss.

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From his twitter account: Now we can all admit that Louisville is still a fringe NCAA tournament team. Beat Butler and UNLV, but schedule has been favorable. In other words -- you get zero credit for beating Butler and UNLV, because the other teams you blew out were weak, and now you've had one bad loss. Of course Jeff's explanation for why the same logic doesn't apply to UT essentially amounts to, "Because I said so." Right. Makes perfect sense. I assume Mike is still waiting for that prize.

Louisville #6 in early Sagarin ratings

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It is way too early for this, but I can't help getting a little excited. I do not expect to finish anywhere near #6, but even being around the edges of the top 25 this year would be great.

Turkish Team Says it Paid Kanter

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I know that this compromises his amateur status, but I don't know that the NCAA has consistent penalties for amateurism violations. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I don't particularly wish UK or Kanter any ill will on this, but I will be amused when I start hearing the explanations for why the Turkish team fabricated this story. "They were mad that he left them! They admitted it!" Right.

This is what I want to see TJ do on Nov. 16...

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Because I'm bored and thinking about the 10-11' basketball season, which is now barely 3 months away. It is time to remind TJ that this is what he should do all year with his big minutes. Throw it down. If anyone wants to relive the shock, awe, and sheer ridiculousness of our '03 NCAA tournament game against Butler, see below. How do you spell lucky? A-R-C-H-E-Y. I will never like that guy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmaKlYpIHHY

Samuels posterizes Cousins

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Samuels posterizes Cousins

Caracter dominating in Vegas, and hope for Edgar

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I think the consensus opinion here is that DC is far more talented than Samardo, and I am left to wonder what might have been in 08-09 if the Pitino-DC saga had worked out differently. No way Suton forces DC into an oh-fer -- in fact, he would probably foul out trying to guard him. Anyway, DC may find himself in a very good situation next year. Edgar played very well Saturday, and the reference to Wesley Mathews in this article should give him some hope -- from undrafted a year ago to $34 million over 5 years. Pretty remarkable. I don't expect Edgar to pull that off, but maybe he could catch on somewhere. I hear Miami is looking for a few good league-minimum guys (and this should not be read as in any way endorsing anything about that team or LeEgo). Edgar link: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100710/SPORTS0102/7100409/1127/Pistons-youngsters-looking-good-in-summer-league

And just like that, we're apparently out with Davis...

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So this sucks. I saw the link elsewhere, but it was on a for-pay site. Anyway, Davis didn't show up for his scheduled visit this weekend, and now we suddenly have word from a family member that he has cut his list to 3, and we're not on it. Whatever.

Anthony Davis to visit Louisville with Blackshear this weekend

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How awesome would it be if Davis committed? Awesome enough to put us back in top-5 recruiting class territory. This would be an enormous recruiting score.

Samardo moving up the mock draft boards...

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Sounds like he has had some strong workouts, and he is now projected as a mid-second round pick on some boards. Good luck to Samardo. I hope TJ is somewhere working on his jump hook right about now.

Calipari after Elisha Justice?

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Interesting. Is this Demling's April Fool's joke? Is Calipari trying to force Rick to use a scholarship so that he will have one less available for the 2011 class? What the hell is this?

T-Will Rising

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We all knew it was only a matter of time. I really miss this guy.

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