Pitino: 'We're a great shooting team'
Posted on: November 17, 2009 10:58 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2009 11:02 pm
ST. LOUIS -- Louisville took 38 3-pointers, made 15 of them. And though those numbers are inflated because Arkansas played a soft 2-3 zone out of necessity, they aren't numbers you're guaranteed to never see again.
"We're a great shooting team," Rick Pitino said afterward.
At this point, there's no reason to argue.
The Cardinals took advantage of an Arkansas team down five players (suspended for various reasons) and cruised to a 96-66 season opening victory in the first game of this double-header here at the Scottrade Center. It was the type of debut that suggested the Cardinals haven't been distracted by their wacky offseason, and the best part is that the 15 3-pointers were spread throughout the team.
Jerry Smith and Reginald Delk each sank four.
Preston Knowles hit three.
Edgar Sosa and Jared Swopshire both hit two.
Add it up, and that's five players who hit at least two 3-pointers.
And that's why these revamped Louisville Cardinals could be tough to handle this season.