9:00 PM ET, December 14, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rick Pitino didn't buy into the hype, even as Louisville (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today, No 20 AP) ripped off eight straight wins to open the season.The coach refused to say whether the Cardinals were "legit" following a victory over UNLV last weekend, believing all the 22nd-ranked Runnin' Rebels did was expose his team's weaknesses -- even if he refused to say what they were.There's no need for him to expand now, not after Drexel methodically dismantled the Cardinals 52-46 on Tuesday night, ending Louisville's unbeaten run at its new downtown arena.
• Drexel held Louisville to 33.3 percent (15-45) shooting and a season-low in points.
• Both teams struggled from the free throw line. Drexel shot 50 percent (12-24) and Louisville shot 48 percent (12-25).
• Drexel is 3-3 in its last six games against the Big East.
• Louisville lost for the first time in nine outings in its new home arena, the KFC Yum! Center.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-44 (.386)||15-47 (.319)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-16 (.375)||4-16 (.250)|
|FT Made-Attempted||12-25 (.480)||12-25 (.480)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||26 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|
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