2010–11 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team

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2010–11 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
Louisville Cardinals wordmark.svg
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, Second Round Game L 62-61 v Morehead State
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 14
2010–11 record 25–10 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Rick Pitino
Assistant coach Ralph Willard
Assistant coach Steve Masiello
Assistant coach Tim Fuller
Assistant coach Mark Lieberman
Home arena KFC Yum! Center
Seasons
2010–11 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#5 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
*#12 Syracuse 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
#14 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
#18 St. John's 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Cincinnati 11 7   .611     26 9   .743
#22 West Virginia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Georgetown 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
#10 Connecticut 9 9   .500     32 9   .780
Villanova 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Marquette 9 9   .500     22 15   .595
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
South Florida 3 15   .167     10 23   .303
DePaul 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2011 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2011[1]
*Syracuse:: 7 wins vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(27–8)(10–6); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, Louisville's 97th season of intercollegiate competition. The Cardinals competed in the Big East Conference and were coached by Rick Pitino, who was in his tenth season. The team played its home games on Denny Crum Court at the KFC Yum! Center, their first season at the new arena after 54 years at Freedom Hall.

The team finished the season 25–10, 12–6 in Big East play (3rd-T) and lost in the championship game of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament to Connecticut. They received an at-large bid and a #4 seed in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they were upset in the second round by #13 seeded Morehead State.

Preseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Chris Smith 11 G 6'4" 175 Senior Manchester, New Hampshire Graduated
Reginald Delk 12 G 6'4" 175 Senior Jackson, Tennessee Graduated
Samardo Samuels 15 F 6'8" 240 Sophomore Trelawny, Jamaica Entered the 2010 NBA Draft
Jerry Smith 34 G 6'1" 200 Senior Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Graduated
Edgar Sosa 10 G 6'1" 200 Senior Bronx, New York Graduated

Class of 2010 signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Gorgui Dieng
PF
Kebemer, Senegal Huntington Prep (WV) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Apr 29, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Elisha Justice
PG
Pikeville, KY Shelby Valley High School (KY) 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 167 lb (76 kg) Apr 2, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
Russ Smith
PG
Briarwood, NY South Kent School (CT) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Nov 15, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: POST
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2010–11 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Goode, GeorgeGeorge Goode 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Raytown, Missouri
G 2 Knowles, PrestonPreston Knowles (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Winchester, Kentucky
G 3 Siva, PeytonPeyton Siva 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Seattle, Washington
F 4 Buckles, RakeemRakeem Buckles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Miami, Florida
G 5 Smith, ChrisChris Smith 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr Millstone, New Jersey
C 10 Dieng, GorguiGorgui Dieng 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Kebemer, Senegal
G 14 Kuric, KyleKyle Kuric 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Evansville, Indiana
G 15 Henderson, TimTim Henderson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Louisville, Kentucky
F 21 Swopshire, JaredJared Swopshire 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr St. Louis, Missouri
G 22 Justice, ElishaElisha Justice 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Dorton, Kentucky
F 23 Jennings, TerrenceTerrence Jennings 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Sacramento, California
G 24 Smith, RussRuss Smith 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Briarwood, New York
G 33 Marra, MikeMike Marra 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Esmond, Rhode Island
F 44 Van Treese, StephenStephen Van Treese 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Indianapolis, Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
October 31, 2010*
2:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
Northern Kentucky W 83–66 
 18  Buckles   11  Buckles/Dieng   5  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (18,869)
Louisville, KY
November 11, 2010*
7:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
Kentucky Wesleyan W 96–54 
 22  Marra   8  Buckles/Van Treese   6  Justice  KFC Yum! Center (19,227)
Louisville, KY
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 16, 2010*
8:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 16 Butler W 88–73  1–0
 17  Buckles   11  Buckles   5  Marra  KFC Yum! Center (22,723)
Louisville, KY
November 20, 2010*
7:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
Jackson State
Global Sports Shootout
W 62–45  2–0
 14  Jennings   8  Buckles   6  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,289)
Louisville, KY
November 22, 2010*
7:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
Chattanooga
Global Sports Shootout
W 106–65  3–0
 14  Knowles   6  Jennings/Van Treese   6  Justice  KFC Yum! Center (21,191)
Louisville, KY
November 27, 2010*
1:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
Marshall
Global Sports Shootout
W 80–66  4–0
 12  Buckles/Marra/Siva   7  Buckles   5  Marra  KFC Yum! Center (21,262)
Louisville, KY
December 1, 2010*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3.com
Florida International
Global Sports Shootout
W 92–55  5–0
 18  Knowles   8  Buckles   3  Four Players Tied With  KFC Yum! Center (20,866)
Louisville, KY
December 4, 2010*
1:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
South Alabama W 97–70  6–0
 23  Marra   14  Buckles   4  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,048)
Louisville, KY
December 8, 2010*
7:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
No. 24 San Francisco W 61–35  7–0
 14  Jennings/Siva   10  Buckles   5  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,049)
Louisville, KY
December 11, 2010*
12:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 24 No. 20 UNLV
Billy Minardi Classic
W 77–69  8–0
 20  Knowles   7  Jennings   7  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,489)
Louisville, KY
December 14, 2010*
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 20 Drexel L 46–52  8–1
 13  Knowles/Siva   6  Buckles   2  Kuric/Siva  KFC Yum! Center (20,912)
Louisville, KY
December 18, 2010*
3:30 p.m., BEN/WHAS
No. 20 Gardner-Webb W 78–49  9–1
 24  Knowles   11  Dieng   7  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (20,434)
Louisville, KY
December 22, 2010*
8:00 p.m., Fox College Sports
at Western Kentucky W 114–82  10–1
 29  Siva   6  Buckles/C. Smith   8  Siva  E.A. Diddle Arena (7,326)
Bowling Green, KY
December 27, 2010*
7:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
No. 22 Morgan State W 104–74  11–1
 31  Knowles   6  Buckles/Dieng   7  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,688)
Louisville, KY
December 31, 2010*
12:00 p.m., CBS
No. 22 No. 11 Kentucky
Battle for the Bluegrass
L 63–78  11–2
 22  Knowles   6  C. Smith   4  C. Smith  KFC Yum! Center (22,803)
Louisville, KY
Big East Regular Season
January 5, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 23 Seton Hall W 73–54  12–2
 14  Marra/Siva   10  Van Treese   5  Knowles  KFC Yum! Center (21,912)
Louisville, KY
January 9, 2011
12:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
No. 23 at South Florida W 86–77  13–2
 12  Jennings/Knowles/Van Treese   14  Van Treese   6  Siva  USF Sun Dome (4,375)
Tampa, FL
January 12, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 17 at No. 7 Villanova L 74–88  13–3
 24  Knowles   6  Knowles   8  Siva  Wells Fargo Center (13,199)
Philadelphia, PA
January 15, 2011
11:00 a.m., ESPN2
No. 17 Marquette W 71–70  14–3
 17  Knowles   8  Jennings   4  C. Smith/Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,485)
Louisville, KY
January 19, 2011
7:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
No. 15 St. John's W 88–63  15–3
 25  Knowles   6  C. Smith   10  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,638)
Louisville, KY
January 22, 2011
5:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 15 at Providence L 67–72  15–4
 19  C. Smith   7  C. Smith   5  Marra  Dunkin' Donuts Center (12,051)
Providence, RI
January 26, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 19 West Virginia W 55–54  16–4
 15  C. Smith   9  Jennings   6  Knowles  KFC Yum! Center (21,957)
Louisville, KY
January 29, 2011
12:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
No. 19 at No. 5 Connecticut W 79–78 2OT 17–4
 19  Siva   10  Jennings   8  Siva  Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
January 31, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 13 at No. 15 Georgetown
Big Monday
L 59–62  17–5
 18  Jennings   7  Jennings   4  C. Smith  Verizon Center (12,164)
Washington, DC
February 5, 2011
8:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
No. 13 DePaul W 61–57  18–5
 19  Kuric   8  Jennings/Marra   10  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,704)
Louisville, KY
February 9, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 15 at No. 8 Notre Dame L 79–89 OT 18–6
 28  Kuric   7  Jennings   7  Siva  Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,659)
South Bend, IN
February 12, 2011
12:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 15 No. 12 Syracuse W 73–69  19–6
 23  Kuric   7  Buckles/Jennings   6  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,755)
Louisville, KY
February 16, 2011
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 16 at Cincinnati L 54–63  19–7
 14  Jennings   8  Kuric   4  Knowles  Fifth Third Arena (11,511)
Cincinnati, OH
February 18, 2011
9:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 16 No. 13 Connecticut W 71–58  20–7
 15  Siva   12  Dieng   7  Knowles  KFC Yum! Center (22,776)
Louisville, KY
February 22, 2011
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 16 at Rutgers W 55–37  21–7
 14  Knowles   7  Knowles/Kuric   2  Four tied with  Louis Brown Athletic Center (5,688)
Piscataway, NJ
February 27, 2011
2:00 p.m., CBS
No. 16 No. 4 Pittsburgh W 62–59 OT 22–7
 14  Siva   7  Kuric   7  Knowles  KFC Yum! Center (22,758)
Louisville, KY
March 2, 2011
7:00 p.m., BEN/WHAS
No. 11 Providence
Senior Night
W 87–60  23–7
 25  Kuric   10  Knowles   7  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,724)
Louisville, KY
March 5, 2011
12:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 11 at West Virginia L 70–72  23–8
 21  Kuric   4  Jennings/Siva   6  Siva  WVU Coliseum (15,032)
Morgantown, WV
2011 Big East Tournament
March 10, 2011
9:00PM, ESPN/ESPN 3D
No. 14 vs. Marquette
Quarterfinals
W 81–56  24–8
 22  Marra   11  C. Smith   8  Siva  Madison Square Garden (18,258)
New York City, NY
March 11, 2011
9:00PM, ESPN/ESPN 3D
No. 14 vs. No. 4 Notre Dame
Semifinals
W 83–77 OT 25–8
 20  Knowles   8  Dieng   7  Siva  Madison Square Garden (18,984)
New York City, NY
March 12, 2011
9:00PM, ESPN/ESPN 3D
No. 14 vs. No. 19 Connecticut
Championship Game
L 66–69  25–9
 18  Knowles   7  Siva   7  Siva  Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York City, NY
2011 NCAA Tournament
March 17, 2011*
1:40PM, TBS
No. 14 (SE 4) vs. (SE 13) Morehead State
Second Round
L 61–62  25–10
 17  Smith   5  Smith/Kuric   5  Knowles  Pepsi Center (18,499)
Denver, CO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2010-11." ESPN.com. Retrieved March 9, 2011.