Originally Posted by New York Red
There's no bias in saying that Louisville fans wanted both Pitino and Siva gone back in February. They were that bad. It's also not biased to say the only reason UofL made the Final Four is Florida had one of the biggest choke jobs in the history of the tournament. Louisville also lost their two best shooters off a very poor shooting team. That team being ranked #2 only means that this is a very, very down year for college basketball.
Whatever. I was just pointing out that Siva wasn't the same after a December injury. Also, Smith and Kuric were hardly all stars. Hancock replaces Smith and Ware and Blackshear are far more talented than Kuric.
Last years Louisville team was projected as an elite eight team to start the year. Injuries led to them underachieving and they later overacheived in the tourney. They may be slightly overrated but this same team would still be top five in most years.