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Friday evening Cardinal news and notes

Emmeline Grace Gaines has been sleeping since the Virginia game. Since midway through the second half of the Virginia game, actually.

I_medium Spread check: Louisville by 10.

I_medium A reminder that the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee will be revealing its top 16 teams tomorrow at 12:30 on CBS.

I_medium The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee vice chair talks with Jeff Greer about how the committee will view Louisville's performance with Quentin Snider out of the lineup.

Bruce Rasmussen, the Creighton athletic director who is vice chair of the NCAA's Division I men's basketball committee, said Wednesday that the selection committee's job is to evaluate each team while understanding the context of everything that transpired throughout the season.

"Certainly all injuries, suspensions, absences of coaches, transfers, new eligibility -€” all of those items are discussed," Ramussen said. "But we can't project whether a team would have won or lost with a full complement of players. It is a discussion item we have, and it's looked at on a case-by-case basis."

In Louisville's case, that discussion would likely focus on how the Cards played without Snider -€” and without Deng Adel and Mangok Mathiang, who were suspended for the loss at Virginia. The conversation might also include how U of L played without Tony Hicks, the backup-turned-starting point guard who broke his hand two games after Snider's injury and has missed the past three games.

Without Snider, their second-leading scorer, the Cards (19-5, 7-4 ACC) beat three RPI top 100 opponents but lost road games at Florida State and Virginia, two teams in the RPI's top 15. They also pummeled Boston College to improve their record away from the KFC Yum! Center to a solid 7-4.

Louisville averaged 93.3 points in the four games it won without Snider and 61.5 in the games it lost.

I_medium The Cards are currently the second No. 2 seed in the Bracket Matrix.

I_medium Well done, gents.

I_medium Swish Appeal breaks down Asia Durr's 30-point performance.

I_medium A Washington player slapped two Colorado students last night and the students are just sort of taking it in stride.

"We were talking the usual game talk with the players like we usually do," Dylan, a CU student said. "Malik looked over at us at one point and said ‘I'm gonna come over there and slap the (expletive) out of you.' We didn't think that was real so we just laughed and then at the end of the half he came over to us and pretended like he was giving me a handshake and I reached out and he pulled back and slapped me in the face and the follow through hit the person sitting right next to me, which was Brian."

"I wasn't shocked because he said, ‘I'm gonna slap the (expletive) out of you,'" Brian, a C-Unit member added. "Jeremiah Paige and Larry Eustachy have said worse, we have a long tradition of getting under people's skin but nobody has ever taken physical action, and I'm surprised."

"One slap, two faces, I was impressed, he's got a big wingspan," Dylan remarked.

After the game, Dime went over and actually shook their hands for real, and although both students said they don't want the kid to get in trouble there's still not word on if he'll face any punishment from UW.

"We're not trying to get anyone in trouble—the C-Unit—we're good people," Brian said. "It's all in the fun of the game, we got a lot of love for Malik, the people of Seattle and Washington here in the C-Unit, and we got Powerade's out of it, we got respect for them."

I_medium Someone ripped ass at John Calipari's press conference today, and the internet thinks it was Calipari.




Coach foul?

They all work.

I_medium These bottles are incredible.

I_medium Louisville is down to a No. 3 seed squaring off against Princeton in the latest installment of Bracketology from CBS.

I_medium The is very excited about the upcoming conference tournament in New York.

I_medium It has been a very long and not nearly fruitful enough week for me, but at least I got to do this at the end of it.

I_medium Myron Medcalf makes his weekend picks, which don't include the Louisville-Miami game.

I_medium Big fan of the fact that Card Chronicle, Grand Canyon and Keonte Vernon have become best friends.

I_medium The UCLA Bruin mascot mooning an Oregon free-throw shooter is the best moment of the college basketball season so far.

I_medium Miami comes into Saturday's game at the Yum Center squarely on the bubble.

I_medium Party with Denny on Monday.

I_medium The U of L game notes for Saturday are out, and they have the same starting lineup that the team used Monday against Virginia.

I_medium This is an unreal statistic.

I_medium UCLA got the best of Oregon last night, but Dillon Brooks wins because he dunked on the whole team.

I_medium Hadn't seen this guy in a while and then got two spottings in one day on Thursday.

I_medium Our old friend Canes Shades is back and he has a message for Cardinal basketball fans.

I_medium The U of L track and field team is headed to the Music City Invitational.

I_medium Dunkl.

I_medium This shot at the buzzer last night in the Northeastern-Charleston game was unreal.

I_medium Streaking the Lawn looks back at Virginia's wins over Louisville and Syracuse.

I_medium And finally, beat Miami.