Louisville is a tough spot after losing versatile forwards Earl Clark and Terrence Williams to the NBA. Even Rick Pitino thinks this could be a rebuilding year ... unless a couple of young players step up, especially one particular big man.
Earl Clark scored 17 points, and fifth-ranked Louisville turned up the pressure in the second half with two big runs to beat No. 10 Villanova 69-55 on Friday night and reach the Big East tournament championship game for the first time.
Earl Clark scored 22 points, and No. 6 Louisville overcame 16 turnovers with good defense and solid 3-point shooting Monday night in a 76-58 victory over Georgetown that moved the Cardinals into a tie for first place in the Big East.
Earl Clark scored 22 points and Louisville (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) shut down South Florida during a crcuial eight-minute stretch of the second half to pull away to a 71-57 victory in the Cardinals' Big East opener on Wednesday night.
Earl Clark scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and added 12 rebounds, and Pitino's mix of defenses made life miserable for Tennessee in a 79-60 win Thursday night that put Louisville in the East Regional final.