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  1. Louisville gets signature win by a whisker

    Brian Bennett

    CINCINNATI -- Louisville's 58-57 road win Saturday bore some resemblance to Rick Pitino's new facial hair. Not always smooth. Definitely some scraggly patches. But, like the beards Pitino and his players began sporting before Valentine's Day, the...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  2. Tough Bearcats don't get rattled

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- As a 17-point lead evaporated against a hail of turnovers and dunks the other way, Cincinnati found its motto for resolve: Keep calm, and get the ball to Sean Kilpatrick. Senior guard Kilpatrick's steady hand and unflappable ...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  3. Memphis makes an American statement

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Memphis and Louisville are old rivals, dating back to their days as league partners in the Missouri Valley, Metro and Conference USA. For one more year, they're playing together in the same conference. And on Thursday ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. Final Four: Battle stations are being readied in state for Kentuc...

    Brian Bennett

    Rationality is in short supply in the state of Kentucky this week. The most epic sports duel the state has ever seen arrives on Saturday night, when bitter rivals Kentucky and Louisville meet in the Final Four. Neutrality is not an option.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2012
  5. Orange get flawed gem of a win at Louisville

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Syracuse has some glaring weaknesses. The Orange are not a great rebounding team and give up way too many second chances on the defensive glass. They're not a deadly outside shooting team. They don't have a bona fide superstar w...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Syracuse 52, Louisville 51

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Quick thoughts from the Yum! Center, where No. 2 Syracuse survived on the road against No. 18 Louisville 52-51 on Monday night: Overview: If you like high-scoring games and lots of easy baskets, this game was not for you. Points...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  7. Previewing Friday in Jacksonville

    Brian Bennett

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Previewing Friday's action at Jacksonville Memorial Arena: Temple (5) vs. Cornell (12), 12:30 p.m. This promises to be one of the more fascinating first-round matches of the tournament. Both teams appear criminally underse...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  8. Freedom Hall gets fitting farewell

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two hours after the final horn, fans still milled about Freedom Hall. Some posed for pictures on the court, some sought autographs from former players while others just sat in the lower-level seats, soaking it all in. Louisville...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  9. Postgame thoughts: Louisville-Syracuse

    Brian Bennett

    LOUISVILLE -- More to come soon, but here are some quick postgame thoughts on Louisville's 78-68 win over No. 1 Syracuse: The Cardinals closed out Freedom Hall in style, but most importantly, secured their place in the NCAA Tournament. They did i...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  10. NCAA tournament: Terrence Williams ready to drive the Louisville ...

    Brian Bennett

    DAYTON, Ohio -- As Louisville huddled in the hallway outside its locker room before a second-round NCAA tournament game against Siena, Terrence Williams punctuated the moment by yelling, "Motown, baby!" Later, Williams showed that if the Cardinals...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2009
  11. Instant Analysis: Siena Saints-Louisville Cardinals

    Brian Bennett

    Here is Brian Bennett's instant analysis of Siena-Louisville.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2009
  12. NCAA tournament: Tale of two halves for Cardinals in first-round ...

    Brian Bennett

    DAYTON, Ohio -- A distinct pattern has developed in Louisville's past three games. In the Big East tournament semifinals, the Cardinals trailed Villanova 34-26 at halftime before rallying for a 14-point win. Against Syracuse in the Big East title g...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2009
  13. Instant Analysis: Connecticut-Louisville

    Brian Bennett

    Here is Brian Bennett's instant analysis of UConn's win at Louisville.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2009
  14. Bennett: Tipping point comes late for Louisville against Pitt

    Brian Bennett

    There comes a point when Louisville players believe they can see their opponents starting to succumb to the Cardinals' swarming pressure. Against No. 1 Pitt, it was midway through the second half, writes Brian Bennett.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2009