These Cards don't mind slam dunking their exams before they hit the court.
For those that didn't believe in Louisville, it's time to be silent.
Now that the games count, the Cards shake off the Kentucky doldrums and come up big.
Bragging rights established, Louisville removes some of the sting from last years losses to UK.
In their final tune-up before the Kentucky game, Louisville found a few things to work on even though this game was a blow out.
With two coaches named Pitino on the floor, you wanted to see them do battle. The elder statesman showed the whippersnapper who's boss.
Louisville Cardinal talons end up being sharper than Memphis Tiger claws to keep the Cards playing tough and winning games.
Russ Smith has his best day as a Cardinal and proves the saying to be true: "Russ Smith is always open."
All the other sports media got it wrong. Coach Strong remains with the Card Nation.
In their first real road game, the Cards came up as big as advertised.
To get national respect, coach Charlie Strong and company need to beat Florida on the national stage.
The Cards invite the Redbirds into their house, then are nearly sad that they did.