When Cards Lose to Bearcats on the Road. What is a Trap Game? Correct.
#16th ranked Louisville headed into Wednesday nights game in Cincinnati with confidence after beating Syracuse this past Saturday. This was a trap game if I ever saw one. The Bearcats had not been playing their greatest basketball as of late, losing 6 of of their last 10 games after starting the season with 17 straight wins. The Bearcats needed this win to get their name back in the conversation for the NCAA tournament, as they were slipping with more and more momentum down to bubble land. The Cardinals hung around, and hung around. Cincinnati left many openings for the cards to get that in the game but they never capitalized on those chances. The Bearcats seemed to have wanted it more last night.
The key to the game was Cincinnati’s punishing man to man defense. Limiting The Cards to a minimal amount of 3’s tying their season low at 4 for the entire game. Also not allowing Louisville to get to the free throw line. Terrence Jennings was the only Louisville scorer in double figures. The Cards just weren’t on their A game this night. Next up Louisville gets to head back to the Yum Center and take on Connecticut who is looking for revenge after The Cards beat them on their home floor earlier this season.