The Louisville women improved to 2-0 in ACC play with a 78-65 win at Georgia Tech on Sunday. The Cards have suddenly won seven in a row heading into Thursday night's home game against Virginia Tech.
Blogger so Dear has some advanced stats from last night's game.
Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated is buying Louisville.
Louisville (11-2) BUY
The main question I've had about Louisville wasn't so much the soft schedule but how long it would take its freshmen to grow up. That question might have been answered on Sunday night, when Rick Pitino gave 6'3" freshman guard Donovan Mitchell his first start of the season, and Mitchell responded by going for 18 points and eight rebounds in a gritty win over Wake Forest. I also like the way the ACC schedule sets up for them, starting with a bunch of road games against bottom-tier teams and then feeding in back-to-back home games against Virginia (Jan. 30) andNorth Carolina (Feb. 1).
12.17.51: No. 2 Kentucky def. No. 1 St. John's 81-40
12.21.54: No. 1 Kentucky def. No. 2 Utah 70-65
12.14.64: No. 2 Michigan def. No. 1 Wichita State 87-85
1.20.68: No. 2 Houston def. No. 1 UCLA 71-69
12.15.73: No. 1 UCLA def. No. 2 North Carolina State 84-66
1.19.74: No. 2 Notre Dame def. No. 1 UCLA 71-70
1.26.74: No. 2 UCLA def. No. 1 Notre Dame 94-75
11.29.75: No. 1 Indiana def. No. 2. UCLA 84-64
12.26.81: No. 1 North Carolina def. No. 2 Kentucky 82-69
1.9.82: No. 1 North Carolina def. No. 2 Virginia 65-60
12.15.84: No. 1 Georgetown def. No. 2. DePaul 77-57
1.26.85: No. 2 St. John's def. No. 1 Georgetown 66-65
2.27.85: No. 2 Georgetown def. No. 1 St. John's 85-69
2.4.86: No. 1 North Carolina def. No. 2 Georgia Tech 78-77 (OT)
2.13.90: No. 2 Missouri def. No. 1 Kansas 77-71
2.10.91: No. 1 UNLV def. No. 2 Arkansas 112-105
2.3.94: No. 2 North Carolina def. No. 1 Duke 89-78
2.5.98: No. 2 North Carolina def. No. 1 Duke 97-73
12.10.05: No. 1 Duke def. No. 2 Texas 97-66
2.25.07: No. 2 Ohio State def. No. 1 Wisconsin 49-48
2.23.08: No. 2 Tennessee def. No. 1 Memphis 66-62
11.12.13: No. 2 Michigan State def. No. 1 Kentucky 78-74
On a related note, I wrote about Kansas' Wayne Selden earlier today. The junior has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the country so far this season. You don't have to read it if you don't want to.
Speaking of Gay, he is one of four former Cardinals who will be on the active roster of playoff teams starting next week. It's a group which includes Teddy Bridgewater, who helped the Vikings lock up the NFC North division title with a win over Green Bay Sunday night. The Vikes will host the Seahawks next weekend.
According to College Football News, Lamar Jackson gave the second most-impressive performance of the bowl season.
Watching a raccoon accidentally dissolve his candyfloss in a puddle has really put my troubles in perspective. https://t.co/fmoRaxTAlV— Ryan Nelson (@RyanJohnNelson) January 4, 2016
Louisville is paired up against Western Kentucky in the latest women's Bracketology from ESPN.
Rock M Nation (Missouri) reacts to the hiring of Greg Brown.
State of the U (Miami) has Louisville at No. 4 in its latest ACC power rankings.
Dabo on memories of Alabama's Fiesta Bowl against Louisville. "We got our butts kicked by Browning Nagle."— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) January 4, 2016
Gerod Holliman says that he has signed a futures contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
And finally, Louisville has been named as National Geographic Travel's No. 1 city for food. Thanks, Papa John.