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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Marquette takes on Louisville

OK folks, its time to blog...tonight MU takes on Rick Pitino's surging Louisville Cardinals down in Freedom Hall. MU has taken three straight at Freedom Hall, and six of seven from the Cards since Pitino took the reigns from Denny Crum. Pat Forde has a nice take on this rivalry here.

The deck is stacked against MU tonight, however. Travis Diener has not practiced in a few days with a bum ankle, and the flu held Steve Novak out of practice as well (that's his second bout with the flu this season). Add in the toll the flu bug took on Todd Townsend and Robert Jackson in last weekend's humbling defeat to Charlotte and you see why MU is a longshot to win this evening.

All is not lost, however. Keep in mind some of the Marquette magic we've seen over the years down in Louisville. Here's one to jog your memory, Brian Wardle wins it.


Mae said...

I went to grade school and high schoolw ith Brian Wardle! He did pretty good when he went to Marquette too. Any idea where he is playing now?

NY Warrior said...

Brian is an assistant coach at Marquette, working for Tom Crean.

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