Browsing Russ Smith

Best Returning Players in College Basketball

Posted on 30 Apr, 2013, by in NBA

While most of the talk heading into the 2013-2014 college basketball season will probably be about the insane Freshman class, the returning players who chose to spend another year in college instead of trying their luck in the NBA draft is filled with quality, including Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart, Russ Smith and the Michigan group. More

Louisville Cardinals – Luke Hancock, Deserving Most Outstanding Player on the Deserving NCAA Champions

Posted on 9 Apr, 2013, by in NBA

For the second time in a row, Luke Hancock came off the bench to keep Louisville on the right course, ending an incredible finish to the season with the NCAA tournament title, making Rick Pitino the first head coach to win two national titles with two different schools, while Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan more than made up for the fact that Russ Smith didn’t really show up on the most important game of his career. More

Louisville Cardinals – Russ Smith Gets Luke Hancock to Save Him

Posted on 7 Apr, 2013, by in NBA

Things looked kind of bleak for the overwhelming favorite to reach the final of the NCAA tournament midway through the second half, but an unexpected performance from Luke Hancock coming off the bench led Louisville to yet another impressive comeback from a big deficit this season, giving Russ Smith, in another impressive scoring performance, the help he needed. More

Louisville Cardinals – Chane Behanan Takes Over Rivalry

Posted on 30 Dec, 2012, by in NBA

There’s no definite answer to what is the biggest rivalry in College Basketball, but when Kentucky plays Louisville, it’s probably as good as it gets. After four consecutive losses to the Wildcats, Chane Behanan and Russ Smith proved to be too much of a difference as one of the best teams in the nation outplayed the athletic and too young team built in Lexington. More

Russ Smith Carries Louisville Into Final Four

Posted on 25 Mar, 2012, by in NBA

Russ Smith has been having an up and down Sophomore season, but it seems everything is coming through for him in the 2012 NCAA tournament, coming up with his best game since January, scoring 19 points off the bench to lead Louisville into the Final Four with a 72-68 win over Florida. More