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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Getting back from their first true highway recreation of the 2022-23 season, the Louisville males’s basketball program remains to be trying to find win No. 1.

The Cardinals ventured all the way down to Tallahassee, Fla. for a showdown in opposition to Florida State, and it ended the identical method that UofL’s earlier 5 video games did: a decisive blowout loss. In what was solely their second win of the 12 months, the Seminoles captured a 75-53 win to increase Louisville’s winless begin to the Kenny Payne period.

“We now have to belief one another,” Payne stated “We now have to belief the method, keep inside one another. Hold shifting the ball, maintain sharing the ball, take good photographs, be stable on protection, rebound the ball and let’s get shot. Belief it.”

Louisville’s subsequent opponent, Western Kentucky, has the same make-up to Florida State. Very like how the Seminoles have an elite shot blocker in Naheem McLeod, the Hilltoppers boast the nation’s chief in that class in Jamarion Sharp.

“Western Kentucky is an excellent crew,” Payne stated. “They bought a novel participant, similar to Florida State did. They’ll block the whole lot across the basket. In case you do assault, and also you higher get into his physique. If not, he is in all probability gonna block it.”

Previous to their matchup with the Hilltoppers, Payne, guard El Ellis and ahead Jae’Lyn Withers took time to fulfill with the media. They mentioned the earlier recreation at Florida State, the gamers’ buy-in to Payne’s tradition, previewed the upcoming showdown vs. Western Kentucky, and extra.

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Under are the movies from their press convention:

Head Coach Kenny Payne

Guard El Ellis and ahead Jae’Lyn Withers

(Photograph of Kenny Payne: Jamie Rhodes – USA TODAY Sports activities)

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