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Oh my, Louisville

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Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville suffered one of the worst losses in basketball history Thursday night.

Hosting No. 1 Virginia and in desperate need of a win to reach the tournament, the Cards controlled the game for 39 minutes and 59 seconds.

That last second, though — it was a wild one.

Up four with 0.9 seconds left, Louisville fouled a Virginia shooter to send him to the line for three shots. He made the first two, and then a lane violation gave Louisville the ball back. All Louisville needed to do was inbound the ball and it would seal the victory, and likely an NCAA berth. However, Louisville turned the ball over on a traveling call before putting the ball in play, which gave Virginia the ball back, down two, and the clock still at 0.9 seconds.

Then this happened:

Ball game in unbelievable fashion.

Heartbreak for the Cards, again.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

55 Comments for Oh my, Louisville

  1. 72uksprinter
    10:49 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    If that doesn’t set the tone for March Madness, I don’t know what does.
    NO WAY they could lose that game.
    Almost feel sorry for them…
    NAH, who am I kidding?
    Go Wildcats!

  2. BigBlueNationDude
    10:49 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    This ruins my whole year. Current mood: mad!

    • NashvilleCat92
      11:45 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

      If it hadn’t actually happened I wouldn’t believe it

    • UK BigBoardUpdate
      9:25 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Virginia Tech. LOL

  3. King_tucky
    10:55 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink


  4. kentuckybackupplayer
    10:57 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    one hell of a 502codered moment.

  5. IAmTheDanger
    10:57 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    All Lville had to do is just lay down on the floor up 4 with VA inbounding the ball. And they foul on the 3 point attempt AND THEN walk on the inbounds pass. VA scored 5 points in .9 seconds to win…..sorry, but I loved it but hate it for Padgett because I do like him.

  6. RealCatsFan
    10:58 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    The ref told Adel 3 times that he couldn’t run the baseline when inbounding the ball, and he did it anyway. But the play that set this all up was when the Louisville player fouled on the 3 point attempt when Louisville was up 4 with one second left. Just let them score and inbound the ball!

  7. Catlogic15
    11:02 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    UL fans on Twitter acting like “itty titty babies”

  8. 502CodeRed
    11:03 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    LOL that the #1 team in the country was in a buzzer beating position against an unranked 19-10 opponent to begin with. UVA will lose to a St. Joseph or Gonzaga type team this year. They always do.

    • sprtphan
      11:19 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

      Hurts don’t it.

    • BigBlueNationDude
      11:44 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

      U real mad Bro

    • ClutchCargo
      1:08 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Whatever helps you sleep tonight. It’s gonna be ok, codered. LOL!

    • 4everUKblue
      4:35 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      So if you’re right and they lose to one of the type teams you mentioned, it really makes the fact that you almost won the game mean less. See what you did there Code?

    • JTHinton
      7:02 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      He’s not wrong though….they could barely make up a ten point deficit vs LOU, who may not even make the tourney

    • catsarerunnin
      7:35 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Dagger feather boy lol!

    • J-Dub421
      8:03 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Code, your team had the win and choked. I didn’t think it was possible to lose up four with .9 seconds to go, but U of L found a way.

    • Booby Petrino
      8:38 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      That #1 team is the best team in the ACC. So if they are weak like you say, doesn’t say much for your conference. SEC! SEC! SEC!

    • UK BigBoardUpdate
      9:17 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Whats worse? That, or getting blasted by 29 by your instate rival?

    • UK BigBoardUpdate
      9:20 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: karma smacks that program harder than any other in the nation, and its not even close. #Earned #NotGiven

    • Memphis UK Cat
      11:10 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      I watched that game and all I can say is wow! The ACC is not that great and I almost feel sorry for LOUISVILLE on that one.

  9. SuperTroy18
    11:48 pm March 1, 2018 Permalink

    UVA might be first 1-seed to lose to a 16. In fact, UL might be too…in the NIT.

  10. Jiminy Crickets
    12:19 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Ahhhh to bad. Here’s to hoping for the NC State knockout punch

  11. Jiminy Crickets
    12:22 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    I tried to watch at work on WatchESPN, but it was blacked out, I guess that’s what happens when the number 1 team in the country, comes when u NEED the win, and you still can’t sell the game out

  12. plumloopy
    12:24 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Not hating Louisville as much as most here, I feel pretty bad for them. Those players have had an awful year to deal with. 36 can see the shot is way off and starts to relax… and then it banks in. Ridiculous. With UL unranked, I’d always vote for the upset unless it were against Duke. I guess I’m more a Duke hater.

    • plumloopy
      12:25 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Also, UL beating VA benefits UK.

    • ClutchCargo
      1:10 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, I honestly hated that for Lil Bro. Can’t believe they managed to screw that up.

    • 4everUKblue
      4:37 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      I hate it for the players, but not the fans. The players can’t help it that their fanbase is a bunch of delusional nut jobs.

    • RealCatsFan
      6:27 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Wellllll, I live in Louisville, and have a lot of family and friends who are Louisville fans – including my dad, who is dealing with a terminal illness in a nursing home. Anything that brings a little joy to his life is a good thing. Not all UL fans are delusional idiots. We all have some fans in our base who embarrass us, including UK. Just keeping it real, folks. Go Cats!

    • henderblue
      9:50 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      You are right RCF. Prayers for your dad

    • 4everUKblue
      9:55 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Sorry RCF you’re right and I’m sorry, I got carried away. Prayer for your dad. We certainly have our fair share of delusional idiots in the BBN.

    • ukcamel
      11:19 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      It doesn’t really help UK if Louisville wins in that we aren’t going to be seeded differently based on this single game. In fact, at this point we are likely only playing g for whether we are a 4-seed or a 5-seed. If we get to the SEC championship game we might scoot to the 3-line, but it’s unlikely. And if we lose tomorrow and in the first round of the SEC to a bad team, maybe we drop to a 6.

  13. ukkatzfan
    1:20 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Hahahahaha. U-6…..the gift that keeps on giving.

    1:27 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Screw louisville and Padgett. He’s the enemy now. Hate him more than anyone. Who cares about Jurich and pitino, theyvare gone. Next man up to Hate. I wish nothing but bad things for him and his team. Nasty, whore mongers.

    • Catnation
      6:01 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Agreed. Screw Louisville and everything about that fan base.

  15. ukfan377
    6:56 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    All any team needs to do in that situation it just pass the ball at least past half court. There is 0.9 seconds left. If they steal the ball and then have time to heave a shot and make it, then all power to them.

    With that being said….GO CATS!!!

  16. runningunnin.454
    7:27 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Just don’t foul the 3 pt shooter; times expires while the ball is in the air, and UL wins. The announcers said “somebody” told him to foul the guy…can’t believe that.

    • Rixter
      4:51 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Right. You might foul if it’s a 3 point lead, but not 4. Dude just screwed up. And then other dude screwed up.

  17. catsarerunnin
    7:36 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Sean Miller obviously is the perfect fit for UL.

    8:04 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    My favorite UL senior night ever. I feel great knowing those sorry ass whore loving players cried all night. Screw them, their families and anyone who likes them.

  19. ukbradstith
    8:10 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Most unbelievable ending to a basketball game I’ve ever seen. Wow.

  20. jahanc2uky
    8:16 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Karma, ahh hahaha. The sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. That foul was Karma for keeping Rick Pitino & Jurich after many unmoral scandals. The travel represents enforcement needing to be given to a University that was always trying to get away with something. And the heartbreaking, banked in three-pointer is Karma to the fan base & UL players for sitting on their butts without demanding change. That lost last night is UL’s fate and it could not make me happier!

  21. Jiminy Crickets
    8:17 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    You know Pitino was proud of them. It took Pitino a whole 14 seconds longer to blow his lead

  22. UK BigBoardUpdate
    9:18 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Somebody check and make sure Luether is okay. He’s probably REALLY MAD RIGHT NOW. 😀

  23. mj7juice
    9:59 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Classless post. Another great piece of journalism from Franklin, I genuinely forgot this is a University of Kentucky website. Kudos to you for boosting UL’s ratings, brilliant.

    • UK BigBoardUpdate
      10:05 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      U MAD, BRO?

    • collier187
      10:19 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Wow haha. I love seeing Louisville lose but this is awesome

    • mj7juice
      11:17 am March 2, 2018 Permalink


    • 4everUKblue
      12:02 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Well yes actually he is mentally challenged.

    • Booby Petrino
      12:03 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

      Boosting what ratings? The only ratings ksr is boosting is their own, as here you are on their site making them money. I’m sure Matt appreciates the clicks.

  24. 57nukeduke
    10:35 am March 2, 2018 Permalink

    RICKSVD, are you Rick Pitino? Sucks to lose like that I watched most of the game and thought they had it won, looks like the ACC is really down this year if UV is their best team.

  25. Tricky1
    8:13 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Never thought I would live to see the day where the Cards would make me forget about the Christian Laettner shot. They did!