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You may have noticed a lack of content lately, especially for the University of Kentucky. After two years of probably the most fun we’ve ever had, the decision has been made to focus SOLELY on the University of Louisville and this site (sometime in the next 10-14 days) will re-direct to THECRUNCHZONE.COM.  Our new home is still under construction, and we are preparing content to launch the new digs with a bang!

What you can expect moving forward is the same great coverage of the Cards that you are used to from us, just without the focus on Kentucky.  I want to personally thank our friends and colleagues that helped us start this venture on the Wildcat side for their time, efforts, energy, and excitement.  It truly was a pleasure.  Also the University of Kentucky was equally supportive during the last two seasons, and we wish them all the best.

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Conference Scorecard: Final Tally

B1G and Big East measured close in many ways, but the later round performance gives BigEast the nod.  A National Champion doesn’t hurt the cause either. The Big East started 3-5 in the RD of 64, but afterwards racked up a 10-2 record after that (one of the two losses delivered by a member conference when Cuse defeated Marquette).  Most metrics are razor-thin, except score, how so?  When the Big East took their upsets, it was early, and they had wins to offset the damage.  While B1G took upsets later, they had less wins to offset.  Meanwhile, the BigEast kept racking up wins (and upset wins) piling on the final margin.   It’s not perfect, but its equal.

  • Winner: Big East, with B1G as 1a.
  • Biggest Suprise:  Pac12 & A10 finished 3rd & 4th.
  • Biggest disappointment:  Big 12, whoa.

Big East Teams vs. Spots Available - by Round.

  • Bids: 8 for 12%
  • Rd32: 3 for 9% (drop)
  • Rd16: 3 for 19% (surge)
  • Rd8:  3 for 38% (mega surge)
  • Final Four: 2 for 50% (supa-mega-surge)
  • Final Game: 1 for 50%
  • Champion: 1 for 100%

Final Scorecard (points earned per round)

You get points for wins, bonus points for upset wins (uw), and bonus subtraction for upset losses (ul).  That point tally leads us to the most efficient tourney performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Score Cards – Raw Totals

  • W = win;  L = loss; W% = winning %
  • UW% = % of wins that were upset wins.;
  • UL% = % of losses were via being upset.
  • Upset = by seed.  Not Vegas.
  • Table below sorted by Win/bid
  • Added Win per Bid:  Shows the value of a conference bid.  If 1 made it, and won 3 rounds – their score is 3.0 (every bid, which in this case is only 1, got 3 wins each).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results from this past Weekend (Final 4 & Champ Game)

 

 

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Championship Season Sees Many Records

Team

-The Cards Won 35 Games, breaking the previous high of 33 in 1979-80.
-Louisville finished the season on a 16-game winning streak, 2 shy of the school record of 18.
-Louisville finished ‘The Year of the Thief” with 430 steals, SMASHING the record set last season of 353.

Peyton Siva

Career
-Peyton Siva finishes his career 37th on the All-Time Scoring List with 1215 points.
-Siva finishes #2 All-Time in Career Assists with 677. (LaBradford Smith 87-91 is #1 with 713).
-Peyton Finishes #1 All-Time in Career Steals with 254. Siva broke Darrell Griffith’s previous record of 230.
-Peyton finishes his career 2nd All-Time in Career Games played with 144.  Jeff Hall is #1 All-Time with 145.
-Siva finishes with 113 starts, 10th All-Time.

Season

-Peyton’s 2012-13 season is #1 All-Time in Single Season Assists with 228 (LaBradford Smith 1989-90 season was previously 1st with 226 dimes).
-Siva’s 2012-13 season is #1 All-Time in Single Season Steals with 90.  Peyton broke Russ Smith’s previous record of 87 takes from last season.
-Siva’s 40 Games Played in 2012-13 is #1 All-Time (tied with several)
-Siva played 1247 minutes in 2012-13, 8th Most in a Single Season.

Single NCAA Tournament
-Siva’s 2013 NCAA Tournament ranked 4th All-Time in Assists in a single tournament with 28.  Last season, Peyton set the 3rd highest mark with 31. Phil Bond is #1 in a single NCAA Tournament during 1975′s NCAA’s with 35.
-Peyton’s 14 steals during the 2013 NCAA Tournament is the #2 steal performance in Louisville Basketball history for a single tournament. (Russ had 15, best ever)

Career NCAA Tournament

-Peyton Siva finishes with 63 career assists 2nd most in school history. (Milt Wagner is #1 with 69)
-Siva’s 18 career NCAA Tournament steals places him 4th in Louisville Basketball history for career tournament takes.  Charles Jones is #1 with 24.

Russ Smith

Career
-Russ Smith is currently 35th on the Louisville All-Time Scoring List with 1235 points.
-Smith is currently 10th All-Time in Career Steals with 183.  Peyton Siva is currently #1 with 254.

Season

-Russ Smith finished 2012-13 #1 All-Time with 222 Made Free Throws in a single season. (Wes Unseld’s 177 in 1967-68 was the previous record)
-Russ also shot the most Free Throw Attempts in school history for #1 All-Time with 276. Barely edging out Unseld’s 275 attempts in 1967-68.
-Smith’s 40 Games Played in 2012-13 is #1 All-Time (tied with several)
-Russ Finished with the 2nd Best Scoring Season in Cardinal Basketball History with 748 points. (Darrell Griffith 825 points 1st All-Time)
-Russ made 232 Field Goals in 2012-13, 10th most in school history in a single season. (Griffith 79-80 season with 349 makes is 1st)
-Russ also attempted the 3rd Most Field Goals in School History with 560. (Griffith 79-80, with 631 FGAs is 1st)
-Russ’s 2012-13 is the 8th best Single Season of Steals with 83.  Russ set the single season record last year with 87 takes, before Peyton Siva broke that mark this year with 90.

Single NCAA Tournament

-Russ Smith scored 134 points in the 2013 NCAA Tournament #1 in School History.
-Smith’s 15 steals during the 2013 NCAA Tournament is the #1 steal performance in Louisville Basketball history for a single tournament. (Siva had 14, 2nd best ever)

Career NCAA Tournament 

-Russ Smith has 196 Career Points in the NCAA Tournament, 4th Best in School History (Milt Wagner is #1 with 224).
-Russ has 22 career steals in the NCAA Tournament, 2nd best in school history. Charles Jones is #1 with 24.

Gorgui Dieng

Career
-Gorgui Dieng currently has 851 career points.
-Gorgui has 801 career rebounds, 12 shy to move into the Top 16.
-Gorgui Dieng is #2 in Career Blocks with 267, trailing Pervis Ellison’s 374.

Season

-Dieng’s 2012-13 season was the 5th Best Single Season Block Total in Louisville History. Gorgui set the single season mark last season with 128.

Single NCAA Tournament

-Gorgui tied his 44 rebound effort from a year before in a single NCAA Tournament good for 7th All-Time in UofL history for rebounds.
-Gorgui had 15 blocks during the 2013 NCAA Tournament, 2nd best in school history for a single tournament. Dieng set the single-tournament mark in 2012 with 17.
-Dieng’s 8 steals during the 2013 NCAA Tournament is the 8th best effort during a single tournament in Louisville Basketball history.

Career NCAA Tournament 

-Gorgui Dieng is #1 All-Time in Blocks for a Career in the NCAA Tournament with 34. Gorgui broke Pervis Ellison’s mark of 32.
-Gorgui finished 3rd in UofL History with 90 Career Rebounds in the NCAA Tournament.    Pervis Ellison is #1 with 121 career tournament rebounds.
-Dieng’s 15 career NCAA Tournament steals places him 7th All-time in Cardinal history. Charles Jones is #1 with 24.

Luke Hancock

Season

-Luke’s 40 Games Played in 2012-13 is #1 All-Time (tied with several)

Chane Behanan

Season

-Chane’s 39 Games Played in 2012-13 is #8 All-Time (tied with several)

Career NCAA Tournament

-Benhanan’s 77 rebounds rank 7th All-Time in school history for his Career in NCAA Tournament games. Pervis Ellison is #1 with 121 boards during his career.
-Chane’s 11 Career Steals in the NCAA Tournament are 14th in Louisville Basketball history.

Wayne Blackshear

Season

-Wayne’s 39 Games Played in 2012-13 is #8 All-Time (tied with several)

Single NCAA Tournament 

-Blackshear’s 7 steals during the 2013 NCAA Tournament is the 10th best effort during a single tournament in Louisville Basketball history.

Montrezl Harrell

Season

-Montrezl’s 40 Gamesl Playedl in 2012-13 is #1 All-Timel (tied with several)