Listen to our weekly show !!

Listen to our weekly show !!
CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO'S LATEST BROADCAST IS UP AND RUNNING IN THE ARCHIVED SOUNDCLOUD. . We are all about the joy and excitement of UofL women's sports from a fan's perspective! CLICK THE CRESCENT HILL MICROPHONE TO HEAR OUR LATEST BROADCAST !! ***DOWNLOAD THE WCHQ APP*** AND PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO CARDINAL COUPLE AT THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW!

Donate to Cardinal Couple via PayPal

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dieng steals the show in the YUM Weds. night


CARDINAL COUPLE - SPECIAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT REPORT
.
-UofL Men, Dieng romp FIU 92-55
.
(Photo by Charlie Springer-UofL Card Game)
.
Gorgui Dieng, pronounce it however you like..we go with (gor-ghee zhang) speaks five languages. They need to add a sixth to that resume. Basketball.
.
The 6'10" UofL freshman was a walking highlight reel tonight in the KFC YUM Center, helping lead UofL to a 92-55 win over Florida International University.
.
Consider what he accomplished in a mere 18 minutes of playing time:
.
-15 points.
-5 rebounds
-7 blocked shots
-5 fouls

Yes, Dieng did have to leave the contest with 21 seconds to go...to a warm round of applause from the 5000 or so still left in the YUM center...but visions of Gorgui dancing in their heads may replace any Christmas dreams or holiday thoughts.
.
It's hard to believe the way he moves for a guy that tall. Quick, good passing and spacing and the arm span of Rhode Island. A smooth mid-range jumper and strong around the rim. And, yeah...the guy can block a shot if you're foolish to try and put it up within a 2 county radius of him.
.
See Gorgui pass. A fake, spin and deft bounce pass to 'Bullet' Justice for a layup. No black hole here when the ball goes into him.
.
Gorgui Dieng is just a freshman. This could be a fun next 4 years....
.
***********************************************************************************************
.
Another diaper dandy on this Pitino team is Elisha "Bullet" Justice. A solid 12 points tonight for the Shelby Valley freshman who plays like a junior. He is the not a guy that puts a lot of fear into opposing guards when he first walks on the court. They soon learn that the Bullet will put you down. Smooth outside shot, accurate passing and hustle whenever he's on the Denny Crum Court. Another reason to look forward to Cardinal hoops the next four years.
.
**********************************************************************************************
.
Preston Knowles led the Cards with 18 points tonight and he had the "three ball" working early. Louisville got an incredible 30 points off turnovers tonight. The Cards have a talented back court and Knowles is perhaps the best of them.
.
*********************************************************************************************
.
The biggest rounds of applause tonight in the YUM were for head soccer coach Ken Lolla and football coach Charlie Strong. You might have heard of these two guys, Lolla's soccer squad faces UCLA Sunday night in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championships. A trip to the final four in Santa Barbara, CA. awaits the winner. Expect another crowd of 5000+ out at Cardinal Park for this one.
.
Charlie Strong awaits the bowl assignment. He also likes basketball. Strong visibly enjoyed watching the Cardinal hoopsters tonight in the Bucket (sorry...it's catching on as a nickname for the KFC YUM Center) and greeted the crowd with Lolla during one of the timeouts tonight.
.
Speculation that the Cards are headed to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX is gaining momentum...obviously most fans would prefer something closer and the timing of this game absolutely is the worse...with the UofL vs. UK basketball game the same day...but, hey...a bowl bid after three years in the dark is a good thing...whether it be El Paso, Birmingham or St. Pete.
.
(We'll resume normal women's sports coverage with the Thursday edition of CARDINAL COUPLE...don't adjust your terminals or call your local ISP...This one tonight is for all you that say we should cover "the guys" now and then...and also because of the situation and accessibility.)
.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please leave your comments here. We ask you be respectful of other posts, no matter how ridiculous they may seem to you. After all, it is CARDINAL COUPLE.

Any attempts to advertise a product or other website here in the comments section without the prior consent of CARDINAL COUPLE will result in a bill rendered for advertising services and possible legal action. We're serious. No more bots.

Now, have your take...