This was the sort of performance Louisville fans envisioned when they first heard Rick Pitino was coming to Louisville: a score so lopsided it looked odd, and an overmatched opponent that looked ready to head back home before halftime.
It was the type of game you might expect to see from a No. 2 team playing at home in November, but not from one whose achilles heel has (accurately) been diagnosed as outside shooting.
Still, Sunday saw the Cards come from out-of-nowhere to bury 12 3-pointers, shoot just under 50 percent from the field and absolutely destroy a program which has prided itself on defense for the past few decades. On top of that, Louisville continued to apply tremendous pressure out of both its press and halfcourt defense, leaving the Redhawks looking frustrated and, quite frankly, a little scared.
Russ Smith was once again the offensive star, hitting a career-high five 3-pointers and finishing with 23 points. Wayne Blackshear also played arguably his best game as a Cardinal, drilling four shots from beyond-the-arc and chipping in 14 points.
Gorgui Dieng provided the highlight of the night with a ridiculous fast break dunk and wound up finishing just a rebound shy of a second straight double-double.
Plenty more to talk about later, but for now this is your postgame discussion area.