2013–14 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team

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2013–14 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
Louisville Cardinals wordmark.svg
The American regular season champions (vacated)
The American tournament champions (vacated)
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 5
2013–14 record0–5 (0–3 The American)
Head coachRick Pitino
Assistant coachWyking Jones
Assistant coachKevin Keatts
Assistant coachMike Balado
Home arenaKFC Yum! Center
Seasons
2013–14 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Cincinnati 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
#18 Connecticut 12 6   .667     32 8   .800
SMU 12 6   .667     27 10   .730
Memphis 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
Houston 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     12 21   .364
UCF 4 14   .222     13 18   .419
Temple 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
#5 Louisville* † 0 3   .000     0 5   .000
The American Tournament winner
As of March 15th, 2014
*Louisville: 29 reg. season games, 3 postseason games vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed Record-(31-6)(15-3); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, Louisville's 100th season of intercollegiate competition. The Cardinals competed in the American Athletic Conference and were coached by Rick Pitino in his 13th season. The team played its home games on Denny Crum Court at the KFC Yum! Center.

They finished the 31–6, 15–3 in AAC play to win the regular season conference championship, sharing the title with Cincinnati. They were also champions of the AAC Tournament to earn the conferences automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In their 40th NCAA Tournament appearance, the defending national champions defeated Manhattan and Saint Louis to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to rival Kentucky.

This was their only season in the American Athletic Conference as they moved to the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2014.

Pre-season[edit]

The Cardinals were the #3 team in the USA Today Coaches preseason poll and picked to win American conference by the media and the coaches. The Cardinals returned 7 of 9 players from a team that won the 2013 NCAA Championship and both Big East regular season and tournament championships.[1] The team was led by its captains, Consensus First Team All-American Russ Smith, 2013 Final Four MOP Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell.[2][3]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Peyton Siva 3 PG 6'0'" 180 Senior Seattle, Washington Graduated - Entered the 2013 NBA Draft
Mike Marra 33 SG 6'5" 200 Senior Esmond, Rhode Island Graduated
Gorgui Dieng 10 C 6'11" 235 Junior Kebemer, Senegal Graduated - Entered the 2013 NBA Draft
Zach Price 25 C 6'10" 235 Sophomore Louisville, Kentucky Transferred to Missouri[4]
Michael Baffour 32 PG 6'2'" 180 Senior Lexington, Kentucky Transferred to Benedict College[5]

Class of 2013 signees[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Terry Rozier
PG
Shaker Heights, OH Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sep 11, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 92
Chris Jones
PG
Niceville, FL INorthwest Florida State College 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 17, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 94
Anton Gill
SG
Raleigh, NC Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Dec 21, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
Akoy Agau
PF
Raleigh, NC Omaha Central 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Sep 19, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 85
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 8   Rivals: 7  ESPN: 8
  • 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.
  • "2013 Louisville Basketball Commitment List". Scout.com.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Terry Rozier 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Hargrave Military Academy Cleveland, Ohio
G 1 Anton Gill 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Hargrave Military Academy Raleigh, North Carolina
G 2 Russ Smith (C) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Archbishop Molloy HS (NY) Brooklyn, New York
G 3 Chris Jones 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Oak Ridge Military Academy
Northwest Florida State College
Memphis, Tennessee
G 4 Dillon Avare (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 155 lb (70 kg) Fr Lexington Catholic Lexington, Kentucky
G 5 Kevin Ware Current redshirt 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Rockdale County Bronx, New York
F 11 Luke Hancock (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr Hargrave Military Academy
George Mason
Roanoke, Virginia
C 12 Mangok Mathiang 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Fr IMG Academy (FL) Melbourne, Australia
G 15 Tim Henderson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Christian Academy Louisville, Kentucky
G 20 Wayne Blackshear 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Morgan Park Chicago, Illinois
F 22 Akoy Agau 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Omaha Central Omaha, Nebraska
F 23 David Levtich (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr North Oldham (KY) Goshen, Kentucky
F 24 Montrezl Harrell (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Hargrave Military Academy (VA) Tarboro, North Carolina
F 44 Stephan Van Treese 6 ft 9 in (2.06 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

[6]

On January 10, 2014, Rick Pitino and Kevin Ware jointly announced that Ware would sit out the remainder of the season and take a medical redshirt. In Louisville's December 17 win over Missouri State, Ware was kicked in the same right leg he had severely fractured during the Cardinals' 2013 NCAA Tournament win over Duke. Under NCAA rules, a player qualifies for a medical redshirt if he appears in fewer than 30 percent of his team's games, with no appearances in the second half of the season. Ware played in nine out of a total of 31 scheduled games; the Missouri State game was Louisville's 11th of the season.[7] Shortly after the Cardinals' exit from the NCAA tournament, Ware announced that he would transfer from Louisville.[8] On April 12, Ware confirmed to ESPN.com that his destination would be Georgia State, near his family's current Atlanta-area home.[9]

Regular season[edit]

Out of conference[edit]

Louisville opened with two exhibition victories and 2 wins at home. They played in the Hall of Fame Classic, advancing to the finals where they fell to #24 North Carolina 93-84. They finished out their non-conference slate with 5 victories, including a 79-63 win over Western Kentucky in the Billy Minardi Classic, and a loss at Rupp Arena to archrival #18 Kentucky. They entered American Athletic Conference play with an 11–2 record.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Chane Behanan 21 PF 6'6" 245 Junior Cincinnati Dismissed for violation of university policy[10]

American Athletic[edit]

The Cardinals opened American Athletic play with road victories over UCF and Rutgers before returning home and losing to #24 Memphis. They then went 11-1 in their next 12 games, splitting a home and home with Cincinnati. They lost their second game with Memphis before closing out the season with back to back victories over #18 SMU and #19 UConn on senior day. They finished the regular season with a 26–5 (15–3) record and finished in a tie with Cincinnati as American Athletic Regular Season Champions.

Russ Smith was named to the Sporting News, Sport Illustrated and NBC Sports All-American First Teams.[11][12][13] Russ Smith and Montrezl Harrell were named to the American Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team, and Terry Rozier was named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.[14]

Post-season[edit]

American Athletic Tournament[edit]

By virtue of losing a coin flip the Cardinals were the #2 seed in the tournament and faced Rutgers in the quarterfinal round.[15] They set an AAC record for margin of victory with a 61-point defeat of the Scarlet Knights, 92-31.[16] They defeated Houston in the semi-finals 94-65. Russ Smith set an AAC scoring record and Louisville tournament scoring record with 42 points against the Cougars.[17] The Cardinals won the AAC Tournament Championship game against #21 Connecticut by the score of 71-61. This was the Cardinals first AAC Tournament Championship, in their only year in the conference. Russ Smith won the AAC Tournament Most Outstanding player award. Smith, Montrezl Harrell and Luke Hancock were named to the AAC All-tournament First Team.[18]

The Cardinals have won three consecutive conference tournament championships (two in the Big East and one in the AAC).

NCAA Tournament[edit]

The Cardinals earned a #4 seed in the Midwest region and defeated Manhattan in the second round by a score of 71-64. They defeated #5 seed St. Louis in the third round; their reign as defending champs ended as the Cardinals have been dethroned by #8 Kentucky, 74-69, in the Sweet 16, finishing 31-6.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 29*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 3 Kentucky Wesleyan  115–67 
 20  Harrell   9  Rozier   4  Jones, Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (20,288)
Louisville, KY
Nov 6*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 3 Pikeville  90–61 
 19  Jones   9  Mathiang   7  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (19,227)
Louisville, KY
Regular season
Nov 9*
1:00 pm, WHAS
No. 3 Charleston  70–48  1–0
 21  Smith   10  Mathiang   5  Jones, Smith  KFC Yum! Center (20,938)
Louisville, KY
Nov 12*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 3 Hofstra
Hall of Fame Classic
 97–69  2–0
 30  Smith   5  Harrell, Rozier   7  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (20,112)
Louisville, KY
Nov 15*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 3 Cornell  99–54  3–0
 20  Blackshear   15  Harrell   5  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (19,834)
Louisville, KY
Nov 19*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 3 Hartford
Hall of Fame Classic
 87–48  4–0
 20  Harrell   9  Harrell   4  Hancock, Jones  KFC Yum! Center (20,226)
Louisville, KY
Nov 23*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 3 vs. Fairfield
Hall of Fame Classic
 71–57  5–0
 15  Jones   12  Harrell   3  Rozier  Mohegan Sun Arena (8,113)
Uncasville, CT
Nov 24*
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 vs. No. 24 North Carolina
Hall of Fame Classic
L 84–93  5–1
 36  Smith   10  Behanan   2  Hancock, Smith  Mohegan Sun Arena (N/A)
Uncasville, CT
Nov 29*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 9 Southern Miss  69–38  6–1
 18  Jones   9  Harrell   6  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (21,416)
Louisville, KY
Dec 4*
7:00 pm, WHAS
No. 7 UMKC  90–62  7–1
 14  Harrell   11  Behanan   11  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (20,269)
Louisville, KY
Dec 7*
1:00 pm, WHAS
No. 7 Louisiana–Lafayette  113–74  8–1
 20  Harrell   8  Harrell   6  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (20,141)
Louisville, KY
Dec 14*
12 noon, ESPN2
No. 6 WKU
Billy Minardi Classic
 79–63  9–1
 14  Smith   10  Rozier   10  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (22,027)
Louisville, KY
Dec 17*
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 6 Missouri State  90–60  10–1
 17  Harrell   9  Mathiang   8  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (21,335)
Louisville, KY
Dec 21*
5:00 pm, FS1
No. 6 at Florida International  85–56  11–1
 18  Smith   7  Mathiang   6  Jones  U.S. Century Bank Arena (3,361)
Miami, FL
Dec 28*
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 6 at No. 18 Kentucky
Battle for the Bluegrass
L 66–73  11–2
 19  Smith   7  Behanan   4  Smith  Rupp Arena (24,396)
Lexington, KY
Dec 31
5:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 14 at UCF  90–65  12–2 (1–0)
 24  Smith   8  Harrell   9  Smith  CFE Arena (7,094)
Orlando, FL
Jan 4
6:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 14 at Rutgers  83–76  13–2 (2–0)
 22  Smith   7  Harrell   2  Blackshear, Jones  Rutgers Athletic Center (7,263)
Piscataway, NJ
Jan 9
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 No. 24 Memphis L 73–67  13–3 (2–1)
 20  Hancock   11  Harrell   5  Hancock  KFC Yum! Center (21,988)
Louisville, KY
Jan 12
2:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 12 SMU  71–63  14–3 (3–1)
 23  Hancock, Smith   13  Harrell   7  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (21,237)
Louisville, KY
Jan 16
7:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 18 Houston  91–52  15–3 (4–1)
 23  Blackshear   7  Van Treese   8  Rozier  KFC Yum! Center (21,132)
Louisville, KY
Jan 18
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 at Connecticut
ESPN College GameDay
 76–64  16–3 (5–1)
 23  Smith   13  Harrell   3  Hancock;  Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, CT
Jan 22
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 12 at South Florida  86–74  17–3 (6–1)
 16  Blackshear   10  Harrell   6  Smith  USF Sun Dome (6,417)
Tampa, FL
Jan 30
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 No. 13 Cincinnati L 66–69  17–4 (6–2)
 18  Harrell   8  Van Treese   6  Hancock  KFC Yum! Center (22,644)
Louisville, KY
Feb 1
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 12 UCF  87–70  18–4 (7–2)
 27  Smith   7  Harrell   5  Hancock  KFC Yum! Center (22,201)
Louisville, KY
Feb 5
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 14 at Houston  77–62  19–4 (8–2)
 17  Smith   7  Hancock   6  Smith  Hofheinz Pavilion (7,247)
Houston, TX
Feb 13
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 13 at Temple  82–58  20–4 (9–2)
 22  Harrell   10  Harrell   5  Jones  Liacouras Center (6,566)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 16
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 13 Rutgers  102–54  21–4 (10–2)
 25  Hancock   9  Harrell   5  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (21,821)
Louisville, KY
Feb 18
7:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 11 South Florida  80–54  22–4 (11–2)
 19  Smith   8  Van Treese   3  Hancock, Jones  KFC Yum! Center (21,655)
Louisville, KY
Feb 22
12 noon, CBS
No. 11 at No. 7 Cincinnati  58–57  23–4 (12–2)
 21  Harrell   10  Harrell   5  Smith  Fifth Third Arena (13,176)
Cincinnati, OH
Feb 27
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 7 Temple  88–66  24–4 (12–2)
 24  Smith   6  Blackshear, Harrell, Van Treese   8  Jones  KFC Yum! Center (21,312)
Louisville, KY
Mar 1
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 7 at No. 21 Memphis L 66–72  24–5 (12–3)
 25  Harrell   12  Harrell   5  Smith  FedEx Forum (18,375)
Memphis, TN
Mar 5
7:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 11 at No. 18 SMU  84–71  25–5 (13–3)
 26  Smith   8  Harrell   5  Smith  Moody Coliseum (7,305)
Dallas, TX
Mar 8
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 11 No. 19 Connecticut
Senior Day
 81–48  26–5 (15–3)
 20  Harrell   13  Van Treese   13  Smith  KFC Yum! Center (22,782)
Louisville, KY
American Athletic Conference Tournament
Mar 13
3:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 5 vs. Rutgers
Quarterfinals
 92–31  27–5
 18  Jones   10  Van Treese   5  Smith  FedEx Forum (13,011)
Memphis, TN
Mar 14
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 5 vs. Houston
Semifinals
 94–65  28–5
 42  Smith   10  Van Treese   8  Jones  FedEx Forum (11,888)
Memphis, TN
Mar 15
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 5 vs. No. 21 Connecticut
Championship
 71–61  29–5
 22  Harrell   11  Harrell   3  Smith, Van Treese  FedEx Forum (13,554)
Memphis, TN
NCAA Tournament
Mar 20*
9:45 pm, TNT
No. 5 (4 MW) vs. (13 MW) Manhattan
Second round
 71–64  30–5
 18  Smith   13  Harrell   4  Hancock  Amway Center (14,866)
Orlando, FL
Mar 22*
2:45 pm, CBS
No. 5 (4 MW) vs. No. 25 (5 MW) Saint Louis
Third round
 66–51  31–5
 21  Hancock   11  Harrell   11  Smith  Amway Center (18,512)
Orlando, FL
Mar 28*
9:45 pm, CBS
No. 5 (4 MW) vs. (8 MW) Kentucky
Sweet Sixteen
L 69–74  31–6
 23  Smith   8  Harrell   3  Smith  Lucas Oil Stadium (41,072)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed within region MW=Midwest.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre 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 Wk 19 Wk 20 Final
AP 3 3 3 9 7 6 6 6 14 12 18 12 12 14 13 11т 7 11 5 5 N/A
Coaches 3 3 2 9 6 4 4 4 10 8 14 9 10 8 5 4 9 5 3 9

[19]

Awards[edit]

AP First Team All-American[20]
Russ Smith
USBWA First Team All-America[21]
Russ Smith
Sporting News First Team All-America[22]
Russ Smith
NABC Second Team All-America
Russ Smith[23]
John R. Wooden Award All-American[24]
Russ Smith
NBC Sports First Team All-America[25]
Russ Smith
Sports Illustrated First Team All-America[26]
Russ Smith
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (top Division I senior 6'0"/1.83 m or shorter)
Russ Smith[27]
USBWA District IV Player of the Year[28]
Russ Smith
American Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team
Russ Smith
Montrezl Harrell
American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team
Terry Rozier
USBWA District IV All-District Team
Russ Smith
Montrezl Harrell

Notable achievements[edit]

  • Luke Hancock scored the 1000th point of his college career (at George Mason and Louisville) in a 113-74 victory over LA-Lafayette on December 7, 2013.[29]
  • The team set the KFC YUM! Center single game scoring record with a 113-74 victory over LA-Lafayette on December 7, 2013.[30]
  • Montrezl Harrell broke the single season record for dunks that was previously held by Pervis Ellison.[31]
  • Russ Smith set the school record for most points in a half previously held by Larry O'Bannon, Charlie Tyra and Butch Beard (26) with 27 in the first half against Houston on 3-14-14.
  • Russ Smith set the school record for most points in a conference tournament game with 42 against Houston on 3-14-14. The previous record was 31 by Milt Wagner.
  • Russ Smith set the AAC record for most points in a game with 42 against Houston on 3-14-14.
  • Russ Smith broke the school record for most steals in a career with 257, previously held by Peyton Siva (254).
  • Russ Smith broke the school record for most career points in the NCAA Tournament, breaking a record previously held by Milt Wagner.

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