Rick Pitino on UofL's Win Over Bellarmine
11/04/2011 03:05 PM
9th ranked UofL beat Bellarmine Thursday at the KFC YUM! Center 62-54. The Cards were led by Jared Swopshire and Chane Behanan, who both scored 14 points and landed 9 rebounds. UofL coach Rick Pitino says he was grateful for the chance to play Bellarmine, who are ranked number 1 in division 2 men’s basketball.
Louisville played without 5 of its important players. Peyton Siva, Wayne Blackshear, Stephen Van Treese, Mike Marra and Rakeem Buckles are all out with injuries. And Pitino says that put him in a horrible position as a coach.
Sophomore guard Russ Smith gave Louisville some instant offense in the first half by scoring eight quick points in 14 first-half minutes. Despite the effort, Pitino says Smith still has a lot of work ahead of him.
The Cards next game is their season opener hosting Tennessee Martin. Pitino says Siva will likely be back for that game.
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