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Rakeem Buckles out for Louisville against UK

Posted on: December 30, 2010 9:56 pm
Edited on: December 30, 2010 9:58 pm
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Posted by Matt Jones

An unfortunate series of injuries for Louisville Coach Rick Pitino became even worse this afternoon when he announced that Rakeem Buckles would be out at least two weeks with a finger fracture that occurred during practice this week.  Buckles had figured to be a key component for Louisville in its rivalry game against Kentucky and his loss cuts down on one of the major advantages Pitino's club figured to have, its depth.  Pitino said the injury was a freak incident and hoped that Buckles would be back soon, even though he would miss the rivalry battle.

For Louisville, it is the latest in an injury plague that has seen starter Jared Swopshire lost for the year an reserves Mike Marra and Elisha Justice lost in the last two weeks.  This has caused a team that once was ten players deep and had the ability to matchup with its opponents in a myriad of different ways, to now play with only seven and much more limited in its style of play.  With the game versus Kentucky likely to be called very tightly by the referees due to the physical nature of last year's contest, depth figured to be an important advantage for Pitino's club.  But now both teams come into the game equally thin and hoping to avoid whistles that could cause important playing time for players who rarely have seen the court.
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Category: NCAAB
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Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2010 6:07 pm
 

Rakeem Buckles out for Louisville against UK

My apologies.  I expected a better effort from my team and did not get it.  Harrellson showed that he can make the uncontested shot and get rebounds.  Congrats.



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2010 10:37 am
 

Rakeem Buckles out for Louisville against UK

Yeah it hurts alot.  However, it will not prevent the classic ass-whoopin that headed the cats way.  They don't have the class, experience, or sheer will to win this game.  They have a very lazy attitude toward this game and it will catch up to them.  Jones will not be a factor as he tends to dissapear if he doen't get the ball in the first five minutes and the cats have not faced defensive pressure like this this year.  Signed, the anti-cat!!


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