2012–13 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team

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2012–13 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
Louisville Cardinals wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament National Champions (vacated)
Big East regular season champions (vacated)
Big East Tournament champions (vacated)
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 2
2012–13 record 0–5 (0–4 Big East)
Head coach Rick Pitino
Assistant coach Wyking Jones
Assistant coach Kevin Keatts
Assistant coach Kareem Richardson
Home arena KFC Yum! Center
Seasons
2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Georgetown 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
No. 15 Marquette 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
No. 20 Pittsburgh 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
No. 16 Syracuse 11 7   .611     30 10   .750
No. 23 Notre Dame 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Villanova 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Connecticut* 10 8   .556     20 10   .667
Cincinnati 9 9   .500     22 12   .647
Providence 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
St. John's 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
DePaul 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
No. 2 Louisville†** 0 4   .000     0 5   .000
2013 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties. **Louisville: 29 reg. season games, 6 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(35–5)(14–4)

The 2012–13 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, Louisville's 99th season of intercollegiate competition. The Cardinals competed in the Big East Conference and were coached by Rick Pitino in his 12th season as head coach at Louisville. The team played its home games on Denny Crum Court at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals finished the season 35–5, 14–4 in Big East play to earn a share of the Big East regular season championship. They won the Big East Tournament for the third time in school history and received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals earned a trip to the school's fourth Final Four and defeated Michigan to win the NCAA Championship; however, that title was stripped by the NCAA in 2018. The season marked the final year for the Big East under its original structure. [2][3][4]

Pre-season[edit]

The Cardinals were the consensus No. 2 team in the preseason polls and were picked to win Big East conference by the media and the coaches.[5] They returned five of nine players from the 2012 Final Four team led by senior and Big East Pre-Season Player of the Year Peyton Siva.[6] They lost senior Mike Marra to a knee injury on the first day of practice.[7]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Rakeem Buckles 4 PF 6'8" 200 Senior Miami, Florida Transferred to FIU
Elisha Justice 22 PG 5'11" 170 Sophomore Dorton, Kentucky Transferred to Pikeville
Kyle Kuric 14 SG 6'4" 185 Senior Evansville, Indiana Graduated
Chris Smith 5 G 6'3" 200 Senior Sacramento, California Graduated
Jared Swopshire 21 SF 6'7" 215 Junior St. Louis, Missouri Graduated.[8] Transferred to Northwestern for grad school.

Class of 2012 signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Montrezl Harrell
PF
Tarboro, NC North Edgecombe Magnet HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Apr 6, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 92
Mangok Mathiang
C
Melbourne, Australia IMG Academy Bradenton, FL 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Aug 19, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 60
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:

  • "Louisville Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com.
  • "2012 Louisville Basketball Commitment List". Scout.com.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 2 Russ Smith 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Archbishop Molloy HS (NY) Brooklyn, New York
G 3 Peyton Siva 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Franklin Seattle, Washington
G 5 Kevin Ware Injured 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Rockdale County Conyers, Georgia
C 10 Gorgui Dieng 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Huntington Prep (WV) Kebemer, Senegal
F 11 Luke Hancock 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr Hargrave Military Academy
George Mason
Roanoke, Virginia
C 12 Mangok Mathiang Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr IMG Academy (FL) Melbourne, Australia
G 14 Logan Baumann 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Ohio County Hartford, Kentucky
G 15 Tim Henderson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Christian Academy Louisville, Kentucky
G 20 Wayne Blackshear 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Morgan Park Chicago, Illinois
F 21 Chane Behanan 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Bowling Green (KY) Cincinnati, Ohio
F 24 Montrezl Harrell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Hargrave Military Academy (VA) Tarboro, North Carolina
C 25 Zach Price 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Jeffersontown Louisville, Kentucky
G 32 Michael Baffour 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Bryan Station Lexington, Kentucky
G 33 Mike Marra Injured 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Northfield Mount Hermon (MA) Esmond, Rhode Island
F 44 Stephan Van Treese [9] 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Lawrence North Indianapolis, Indiana
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

[10]

Regular season[edit]

Out of conference[edit]

Louisville opened with two exhibition victories and 3 wins at home. They played in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament[11] where they defeated #13 Missouri by 23 before losing to #5 Duke in the championship game.[12] Gorgui Dieng suffered a broken wrist in the Missouri game and did not play against Duke. Louisville won the rest of its out of conference slate including victories at Memphis in the Hall of Fame Shootout and victories against in state rivals Western Kentucky and Kentucky. They entered Big East play with a 12–1 record.[13]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Angel Nunez 1 SF 6'7" 190 Sophomore Washington Heights, New York Transferred to Gonzaga

Big East[edit]

The Cardinals opened Big East play with four victories, and were voted #1 in both AP and Coaches Polls in week 10.[14] They then dropped three straight, a 2-point home loss to #6 Syracuse and back to back road losses at Villanova and Georgetown. The Cardinals won 10 of their next 11 with the one loss at Notre Dame in a 5 OT game that is the longest regular season game in Big East history.[15] They finished the regular season with a 26–5 (14–4) record and claimed a three-way tie with Georgetown and Marquette as Big East Regular Season Champions.

Junior guard Russ Smith was named a Sporting News Third Team All-American.[16] Senior co-captain Peyton Siva was named 2013 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.[17] Junior Gorgui Dieng was named 2013 Big East Defensive Player of the Year.[18] Smith and Dieng were named to the 2013 All-Big East First team. Siva was named to the All-Big East Third Team.

Postseason[edit]

Big East Tournament[edit]

The Cardinals were the number 2 seed in the tournament and faced Villanova in the quarter finals, defeating them, 74–55.[19] They next defeated number 24 Notre Dame, 69–57,[20] setting up the final Big East Tournament Championship game against number 19 Syracuse. Louisville was down by 16 in the second half, but rallied to claim their third Big East Tournament Championship with a 78–61 victory. The Cardinals repeated as tournament champions.[21]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Louisville received the number 1 overall seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament.[22] They opened the tournament with a 79–48 win over North Carolina A&T, setting the NCAA tournament single-game record for steals with 20. They closed out the opening weekend by defeating Colorado State, 82–56. They defeated Oregon in the regional semi-final, 77–69, to set up a regional final with Duke, whom they had lost to in the season-opening tournament. Before halftime of the game Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a compound fracture. The Cardinals rallied together to defeat Duke by 22 (the largest tournament defeat for coach Mike Krzyzewski since the 1990 National Title Game), 85–63.

The Cardinals advanced to their second consecutive Final Four (their 10th) to face Wichita State. The Shockers led most of the game, and were up by as many as 12 with 13 minutes to play. A 20-point performance by Luke Hancock, and two timely three-point shots by walk-on Tim Henderson, kept the Cardinals in the game, which they won, 72–68, to advance to face Michigan in the National Championship.

In its third NCAA Championship game Louisville went down 12 points. The Cardinals rallied behind a 22-point effort by Final Four MOP Luke Hancock, 18 points and 5 assists from senior captain Peyton Siva, and 15 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore Chane Behanan to win, 82–76, giving Louisville basketball its third NCAA Championship and giving coach Rick Pitino his first title at Louisville.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 1, 2012*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 2 Pikeville W 93–57 
 19  Harrell   13  Harrell   6  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (20,277)
Louisville, KY
November 7, 2012*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 2 Bellarmine W 65–46 
 16  Harrell   12  Dieng   7  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (20,422)
Louisville, KY
Non-Conference Regular Season
November 11, 2012*
4:00 pm, WHAS
No. 2 Manhattan  79–51  1–0
 23  Smith   9  Behanan   10  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (20,921)
Louisville, KY
November 15, 2012*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 2 Samford
Battle 4 Atlantis Opening Game
 80–54  2–0
 18  Smith   18  Behanan   7  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (20,016)
Louisville, KY
November 18, 2012*
4:00 pm, WHAS
No. 2 Miami (OH)  80–39  3–0
 23  Smith   9  Dieng   10  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (20,258)
Louisville, KY
November 22, 2012*
9:30 pm, NBCSN
No. 2 vs. Northern Iowa
Battle 4 Atlantis Quarterfinal
 51–46  4–0
 16  Smith   9  Dieng   5  Smith  Atlantis Resort (3,126)
Nassau, Bahamas
November 23, 2012*
9:30 pm, NBCSN
No. 2 vs. No. 13 Missouri
Battle 4 Atlantis
 84–61  5–0
 19  Hancock   6  Tied   6  Siva  Atlantis Resort (3,153)
Nassau, Bahamas
November 24, 2012*
9:30 pm, NBCSN
No. 2 vs. No. 5 Duke
Battle 4 Atlantis
L 71–76  5–1
 19  Siva   8  Van Treese   4  Siva  Atlantis Resort (3,511)
Nassau, Bahamas
December 1, 2012*
1:00 pm, WHAS/ESPN3
No. 5 Illinois State  69–66  6–1
 24  Smith   9  Behanan   4  Tied  KFC Yum! Center (19,816)
Louisville, KY
December 4, 2012*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 5 at College of Charleston  80–38  7–1
 18  Blackshear   10  Van Treese   4  Smith  TD Arena (5,117)
Charleston, SC
December 8, 2012*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 5 UMKC  99–47  8–1
 31  Smith   7  Tied   6  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (20,074)
Louisville, KY
December 15, 2012*
2:30 pm, FSN
No. 6 at Memphis
Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout
 87–78  9–1
 22  Behanan   6  Harrell   7  Siva  FedEx Forum (18,392)
Memphis, TN
December 19, 2012*
7:00 pm, WHAS/ESPN3
No. 5 FIU
Billy Minardi Classic
 79–55  10–1
 18  Blackshear   11  Behanan   12  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,411)
Louisville, KY
December 22, 2012*
8:30 pm, ESPNU
No. 5 vs. WKU  78–55  11–1
 20  Smith   8  Blackshear   5  Siva  Bridgestone Arena (10,728)
Nashville, TN
December 29, 2012*
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 4 Kentucky
Battle for the Bluegrass
 80–77  12–1
 21  Smith   7  Tied   3  Tied  KFC Yum! Center (22,810)
Louisville, KY
Big East regular season
January 2, 2013
6:00 pm, Big East/WHAS/ESPN3
No. 4 Providence  80–62  13–1 (1–0)
 23  Smith   11  Dieng   8  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,305)
Louisville, KY
January 9, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 3 at Seton Hall  73–58  14–1 (2–0)
 16  Dieng   14  Dieng   7  Siva  Prudential Center (7,013)
Newark, NJ
January 12, 2013
4:00 pm, Big East/WHAS/ESPN3
No. 3 South Florida  64–38  15–1 (3–0)
 17  Siva   16  Dieng   1  Tied  KFC Yum! Center (21,903)
Louisville, KY
January 14, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 at Connecticut  73–58  16–1 (4–0)
 23  Smith   16  Dieng   5  Behanan  XL Center (14,287)
Hartford, CT
January 19, 2013
4:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 No. 6 Syracuse L 68–70  16–2 (4–1)
 25  Smith   11  Behanan   6  Dieng, Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,814)
Louisville, KY
January 22, 2013
8:00 pm, Big East/WHAS/ESPN3
No. 5 at Villanova L 64–73  16–3 (4–2)
 17  Blackshear   9  Dieng   13  Siva  Wells Fargo Center (11,887)
Philadelphia, PA
January 26, 2013
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 at Georgetown L 51–53  16–4 (4–3)
 12  "Tied"   8  "Tied"   1  "Tied"  Verizon Center (17,474)
Washington, D.C.
January 28, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 Pittsburgh  64–61  17–4 (5–3)
 20  Smith   12  Dieng   10  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,411)
Louisville, KY
February 3, 2013
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 No. 25 Marquette  70–51  18–4 (6–3)
 18  Smith   8  Dieng   7  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (21,418)
Louisville, KY
February 6, 2013
7:30 pm, Big East/WHAS/ESPN3
No. 11 at Rutgers  68–48  19–4 (7–3)
 19  Blackshear   8  Dieng   7  Siva  Louis Brown Athletic Center (5,862)
Piscataway, NJ
February 9, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 11 at No. 25 Notre Dame
ESPN College Gameday
L 101–104 5 OT 19–5 (7–4)
 30  Behanan   15  Behanan   5  Dieng  Joyce Center (9,149)
Notre Dame, IN
February 14, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 St. John's  72–58  20–5 (8–4)
 24  Smith   17  Dieng   6  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,086)
Louisville, KY
February 17, 2013
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 at South Florida  59–41  21–5 (9–4)
 15  Smith   10  Dieng   7  Siva  USF Sun Dome (7,368)
Tampa, FL
February 23, 2013
12:00 pm, Big East/WHAS/ESPN3
No. 10 Seton Hall  79–61  22–5 (10–4)
 23  Dieng   8  Dieng, Behanan   5  Siva, Smith  KFC Yum! Center (22,332)
Louisville, KY
February 27, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 10 at DePaul  79–58  23–5 (11–4)
 17  Smith   9  Behanan   6  Siva  Allstate Arena (8,654)
Rosemont, IL
March 2, 2013
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 10 at No. 12 Syracuse  58–53  24–5 (12–4)
 18  Smith   14  Dieng   5  Smith  Carrier Dome (31,173)
Syracuse, NY
March 4, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 Cincinnati  67–51  25–5 (13–4)
 18  Smith   9  Dieng   4  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,739)
Louisville, KY
March 9, 2013
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 8 No. 24 Notre Dame
Senior Day
 73–57  26–5 (14–4)
 20  Dieng   11  Dieng   5  Siva  KFC Yum! Center (22,815)
Louisville, KY
Big East Tournament
March 14, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
(2) No. 4 vs. (7) Villanova
Quarterfinals
 74–55  27–5
 28  Smith   8  Van Treese   4  Siva  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
March 15, 2013
9:50 pm, ESPN
(2) No. 4 vs. (6) No. 24 Notre Dame
Semifinals
 69–57  28–5
 20  Smith   12  Dieng   6  Siva, Smith  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
March 16, 2013
8:30 pm, ESPN
(2) No. 4 vs. (5) No. 19 Syracuse
Championship Game
 78–61  29–5
 20  Harrell   9  Dieng   8  Siva/Dieng  Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 21, 2013*
6:50 pm, TBS
(1 MW) No. 2 vs. (16 MW) North Carolina A&T
Second Round
 79–48  30–5
 23  Smith   7  Dieng, Van Treese   8  Siva  Rupp Arena (23,500)
Lexington, KY
March 23, 2013*
5:15 pm, CBS
(1 MW) No. 2 vs. (8 MW) Colorado State
Third Round
 82–56  31–5
 27  Smith   4  Harrell, Blackshear   5  Siva, Ware  Rupp Arena (23,500)
Lexington, KY
March 29, 2013*
7:15 pm, CBS
(1 MW) No. 2 vs. (12 MW) No. 25 Oregon
Sweet Sixteen
 77–69  32–5
 31  Smith   9  Dieng   3  Siva, Smith  Lucas Oil Stadium (35,520)
Indianapolis, IN
March 31, 2013*
5:05 PM, CBS
(1 MW) No. 2 vs. (2 MW) No. 6 Duke
Elite Eight
 85–63  33–5
 23  Smith   11  Dieng   4  Siva  Lucas Oil Stadium (34,657)
Indianapolis, IN
April 6, 2013*
6:09 PM, CBS
(1 MW) No. 2 vs. (9 W) (9 W) Wichita State
Final Four
 72–68  34–5
 21  Smith   9  Behanan   3  Siva, Smith  Georgia Dome (75,350[23])
Atlanta, GA
April 8, 2013*
9:23 pm, CBS
(1 MW) No. 2 vs. No. 10 Michigan
Championship Game
 82–76  35–5
 22  Hancock   12  Behanan   6  Dieng  Georgia Dome (74,326)
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region MW=Midwest W=West.

Rankings[edit]

Source:[14]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 2 2 2 5 5 6 5 4 4 3 1 5 12 11 12 10 10 8 4 2
Coaches 2 2 2 6 6 6 4 3 4 4 1 5 13 12 12 10 9 6 4 1

Awards[edit]

Sporting News Third Team All-America[24]
Russ Smith
Capital One Academic All-America[25]
Peyton Siva
American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year[26]
Peyton Siva
Big East Defensive Player of the Year[27]
Gorgui Dieng
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
Luke Hancock
NCAA Final Four all-tournament team
Chane Behanan
Luke Hancock
Peyton Siva
NCAA (Midwest) Most Outstanding Player[28]
Russ Smith
NCAA Midwest Regional all-tournament team
Russ Smith
Gorgui Dieng
Peyton Siva
Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player
Peyton Siva
Big East Championship All-Tournament Team[29]
Peyton Siva
Russ Smith
First Team All-Big East
Gorgui Dieng
Russ Smith
Third Team All-Big East
Peyton Siva
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (top Division I senior 6'0"/1.83 m or shorter)[30]
Peyton Siva
Elite 89 Award (top GPA among upperclass players at Final Four)[31]
Wayne Blackshear

Best Coach/Manager ESPY Award[32]

Rick Pitino

Controversies and Scandals[edit]

A former Louisville player, Andre McGee, arranged and paid for strippers and prostitutes to perform striptease dances and sexual acts for 17 prospective and former basketball players from 2010 to 2014. On October 3, 2015, the book publisher IBJ Custom Publishing released a book entitled "Breaking Cardinal Rules." Based on revelations provided by the local self-described escort, Katina Powell, the book detailed striptease dances and acts of prostitution that Powell and McGee arranged and organized in Minardi Hall over approximately a four-year period.[33]

During the investigation of the allegations, the university self-imposed a ban on the 2016 NCAA Tournament. In June 2017, the NCAA announced that the university would lose four basketball scholarships over the course of four seasons, but there would be no further postseason ban. The NCAA had initially suspended head coach Rick Pitino for five ACC games during the 2017–18 season, but the Louisville athletic association board agreed unanimously to fire Pitino before the season on October 16, 2017. The NCAA also ordered the university to vacate all wins from 2011 to 2014 (including the 2013 National Championship) that include ineligible players, a decision to which the university has since filed an appeal.[34][35] On February 20, 2018, the NCAA upheld the decision.[2][3][4]

Notable achievements[edit]

  • Peyton Siva became Louisville's 64th 1000 point scorer in a 64–38 victory over South Florida on January 12, 2013.[36]
  • Russ Smith became the 65th 1000 point scorer in a 79–58 victory over DePaul on February 27, 2013.[37]
  • Rick Pitino won his 300th game as Louisville's Head Coach in a 67–51 victory over Cincinnati on March 4, 2013.[38]
  • Russ Smith broke the Louisville record for most made free throws in a season previous set by Wes Unseld (177) in the 1967–68 season.[39]
  • Peyton Siva broke the Louisville record for most steals in a season with 90 steals,[40] passing the 87 steals Russ Smith had in the 2011–12 season.[41]
  • Peyton Siva broke the Louisville record for most career steals with 254 steals,[42] when he passed Darrell Griffith's record of 230 steals he had from 1976 to 1980.[43]
  • Peyton Siva tied the Big East Tournament record for most steals in a game (7) in the semifinal game against Notre Dame.[44]
  • Peyton Siva won his second Big East Tournament MVP award, becoming only the second player to win this award multiple times (Patrick Ewing)[45]
  • Peyton Siva set a Big East Tournament career record with 29 steals, breaking the old mark of 28, held by Pittsburgh's Brandin Knight since 2003.[46]
  • The team set the NCAA Tournament record for steals in a single game with 20 in a second-round game against North Carolina A&T.[47]
  • Russ Smith tied the individual NCAA Tournament single game record for steals with 8 against North Carolina A&T (tied with – Ty Lawson 2009)[48]
  • Set school record with 35 wins during the season passing the 33 wins the 1979–80 and 2004–05 teams had.
  • Luke Hancock is the first and only reserve player to be awarded the Final Four MOP Award.

References[edit]

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