Friday, December 4, 2009

Two starters out for Louisville on Saturday

No. 20 Louisville will be without starting guards Jerry Smith and Preston Knowles and top reserve Peyton Siva in Saturday's game with the Charlotte 49ers.

Knowles and Siva are still recovering from injuries sustained in a loss to UNLV last Saturday while Smith strained his Achilles in practice on Thursday. Smith scored 17 points off the bench in the Cardinals' win over Stetson on Wednesday.

Reggie Delk is expected to move from small forward to shooting guard and senior walk-on Chris Brickley could backup Edgar Sosa at the point. George Goode is l ikely to see the first start of his career at power forward.

"This is a team that has a devestating inside attack. I watched the Hofstra game and Hofstra is a good basketball team this year and Charlotte beat them on the road," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said.

"Duke dominated them but outside of that, Charlotte has a very good inside attack and watching that you could see that Hofstra could not stop it. They're a great transition team, they got guys that can beat you off the bounce on the perimeter, this will be an interesting game to say the least for us."

Note: According to the 49ers' ticket office, 3,402 student tickets were distributed for Wednesday's win over East Carolina. That means students and their guests accounted for just over 51 percent of the official attendance of 6,634.


NinerClown87 said...

Old news, should of checked out LoL

Thanks for the heads up Jim!

Anonymous said...

Pitino is the master of over-selling. We have NO chance of winning at Fredom Hall with Slick Rick coaching a "guarantee game". Watch the zebras melt in his rants.

And, that quote of his about Spears in Jim's article today in the Observer...well, if ECU could stop Shamari, what do you think the 'Ville will do when they will be allowed to play as physical as they want?

And, I AM a Niner fan who has seen EVERY Louisville game in person. But, not this one.

Anonymous said...

I was wrong. VERY wrong.