Congrats to UK. Truly the better team and honestly, it's not very close.
It was a game that barely resembled basketball for long stretches it was so disjointed. These games follow the same script year after year. Ugly, ugly basketball where UK slowly exerts its dominance, UofL fights back with one run in them, then folds the moment they reach the plateau.
Rick Pitino will try to shrug this one off; Big East is all what really matters, he will say. He's wrong. It matters. We're getting owned in this rivalry, now three years counting and we show zero sign being able to change the dynamic.
None of our players are improving; none seem to be able to handle this pressure. If they can't handle this pressure, why should we have any confidence they can make a run in the tournament?
Wondering if Rick Pitino needs to go to pasture is becoming the annual post-script to this game; and once again, I don't think it's a preposterous question. He's about to hit the podium and will trot out the usual rigamarole. UofL fans are so very sick of that.
Other than that, what more is there to say? If anyone sees Peyton Siva or Kyle Kuric, please let know that the game started at noon, EST. May be there was a time zone confusion, I dunno, they seem to have missed it.
Congrats to UK, and congrats to Russ Smith, the only Louisville player who can be truly proud of his performance.
The rest of the team was scared, awkward, and rattled. That is to say, expected. And that's what matters.