UofL BASKETBALL | Cards focused on refining defense before Western Kentucky

12/17/2015 06:24 AM

The Louisville basketball team recorded another dominant victory over Kennesaw State University last night, final score: 94-57. The No. 19 Cardinals controlled the entire game, but consistent 40 point victories are starting to run their course. After the game, head coach Rick Pitino said these kinds of games aren’t fun for the fans, and admitted that Kennesaw State simply did not have the skill to compete with the much Larger Louisville team.

Even though the games are not the most adrenaline pumping, heart racing contests, they are important. Example, Louisville used the opportunity against an outmatched KSU to work on their zone defense, something relatively foreign to certain members of the team. Even fifth year senior Damion Lee admitted his current struggles in Pitino’s zone coverage after having played man-to-man in his career at Drexel. The Cards played a zone defense almost the entire game.

That defense is what the team wants to improve the most, and it is not too hard to except that giant victory margins against small programs could slightly skew the truth behind how good Louisville’s defense really is. They do have a slightly stiffer opponent on the horizon. Western Kentucky University comes to Louisville this Saturday, and a bump up in competition will do wonders for a Card team craving another challenge.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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