Sunday, January 10, 2010

Villanova-Louisville to Be a "White Out," KKK Declines Invitation

Traditional Kentucky "White Out" Attire
Villanova will travel to the Bluegrass State on Monday to take on Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals.  To say 2009 was shitty for Pitino would be an understatement.  Louisville failed to meet lofty expectations in the NCAA Tournamentthere was an extortion attempt against him that unraveled a web of infidelity which only added to the fact that he now has to compete against another greaseball coach of questionable ethics for supremacy in his own state, a state that he has ruled since returning to Kentucky to coach The Cardinals in 2001. This season has been a crappy one so far for Louisville as they have three losses to teams from mid major conferences. Even though I think Villanova is the better team, I don't expect The 'Cats to walk all over The Cards because Pitino should be busting out his secret weapon, The White Suit.

Contemporary Kentucky "White Out" Attire
The suit is yet another excuse for Dick Vitale to suck Pitino's cock (as if he needs an excuse to do it) even though it looks absolutely ridiculous.  Does this guy think he's Jay Wright?  I personally think that Pitino is more suited for a leisure suit

What I Want From This Game: A convincing Villanova Win
What I Expect From This Game: A Close Game In Which Louisville gets far too many open looks from outside.
Offensive Keys To The Game: Villanova must find a way to break Louisville's press.  Villanova is well equipped to handle the press as they are athletic, deep and have big men who can handle the ball which should lead to transition opportunities if they are able to consistently break the pressure.  While breaking the press is key, The 'Cats must also make better use of the shot clock than they have recently.  Firing shots with 25 seconds left on the shot clock is counterproductive when you have a big lead and it almost cost us against Marquette on Saturday.
Defensive Key to The Game: This one is simple, defend the three pointer.  I hate seeing three pointers rain down on The 'Cats but it keeps happening.  If Villanova figures out a way to defend the three with better success, then they will live up to their potential.  Until they figure out a way to defend the trey, we should be in for more close finishes, even against inferior opponents.
Scottie Watch: With 1,885 points for his career, Scottie Reynolds needs 115 points for 2,000, 359 to pass Kerry Kittles' all-time men's scoring record of 2,243 and 524 to eclipse Shelly Pennefather's points record (men or women) of 2,408 (highly unlikely.)  Entering the Louisville Game, Scottie is ninth all time on Villanova's Men's Basketball scoring chart the next person in his path is Randy Foye who scored 1966 points during his career on the Main Line.

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