2009-10 Louisville Cardinals Men's Basketball Team
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2009%E2%80%9310 Louisville Cardinals Men's Basketball Team
2009-10 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979-2013)
2009-10 record20-13 (11-7 Big East)
Head coachRick Pitino (9th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaFreedom Hall
Seasons
← 2008-09
2010-11 →
2009-10 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Syracuse 15 3   .833     30 5   .857
#6 West Virginia+ 13 5   .722     31 7   .816
#9 Villanova 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
#18 Pittsburgh 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Marquette 11 7   .611     22 12   .647
Louisville 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
#14 Georgetown 10 8   .556     23 11   .676
Notre Dame 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
South Florida 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Seton Hall 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Cincinnati 7 11   .389     19 16   .543
Connecticut 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
St. John's 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
DePaul 1 17   .056     8 23   .258
+ 2010 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009-10 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville during the 2009-10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, Louisville's 96th season of intercollegiate competition. The Cardinals competed in the Big East Conference and were coached by Rick Pitino, who was in his ninth season. The team played its home games on Denny Crum Court at Freedom Hall, the final season before moving to the KFC Yum! Center.

The Cardinals finished the season 20-13, 11-7 in Big East play (3rd-T) and lost in the second round of the 2010 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 9 seed in the South Region where they lost to 8 seed California in the second round.

Preseason

Departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Earl Clark 5 F 6'9" 220 Junior Plainfield, New Jersey Entered 2009 NBA Draft
Andre McGee 33 G 5'10" 180 Senior Moreno Valley, California Graduated
Will Scott 20 G 6'3" 185 Senior New York, New York Graduated
Terrence Williams 1 F 6'6" 215 Senior Seattle, Washington Entered 2009 NBA Draft

Class of 2009 signees

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Rakeem Buckles
PF
Miami, FL Monsignor Pace High School (FL) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 91
Mike Marra
SG
Smithfield, RI Northfield Mt. Hermon High School (MA) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
Peyton Siva
PG
Seattle, WA Franklin High School (WA) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 96
Stephan Van Treese
PF
Indianapolis, IN Lawrence North High School (IN) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg)
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 21   Rivals: 16  ESPN: 17
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Louisville Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com.
  • "2009 Louisville Basketball Commitment List". Scout.com.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Roster

Name # Position Height Weight Year Former School Hometown
Chris Brickley 11 Guard 6-4 175 Senior Northeastern University Manchester, NH
Rakeem Buckles 4 Forward 6-8 200 Freshman Pace Miami, FL
Reginald Delk 12 Guard 6-4 175 Senior Mississippi State University Jackson, TN
George Goode 22 Guard 6-8 205 Sophomore Raytown South Raytown, MO
Terrence Jennings 23 Forward 6-10 225 Sophomore Notre Dame Prep Sacramento, CA
Preston Knowles 2 Guard 6-1 170 Junior George Rogers Clark Winchester, KY
Kyle Kuric 14 Guard 6-4 175 Sophomore Reitz Memorial Evansville, IN
Mike Marra 33 Guard 6-4 190 Freshman Northfield Mt. Hermon Esmond, RI
Samardo Samuels 15 Forward 6-8 240 Sophomore St. Benedict Trelawny, Jamaica
Peyton Siva 3 Guard 5-10 165 Freshman Franklin Seattle, WA
Chris Smith 5 Guard 6-3 21- Junior (Redshirt) Manhattan Newark, NJ
Jerry Smith 34 Guard 6-1 200 Senior East Wauwatosa, WI
Edgar Sosa 10 Guard 6-1 200 Senior Rice Bronx, NY
Jared Swopshire 21 Forward 6-7 215 Sophomore IMG Academy St. Louis, MO
Stephan Van Treese 44 Forward 6-8 220 Freshman Lawrence North Indianapolis, IN
Richie Phares 32 Forward 6-9 210 Freshman Scott County Georgetown, KY

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
*

W   1-0
(12,017)
*

W   2-0
(19,179)
*

W   3-0
(18,942)
*

W   4-0
(19,027)
*
L   4-1
(14,390)
*
W   5-1
(18,916)
*
L   5-2
(19,221)
*
L   5-3
(19,247)
*
W   6-3
(18,868)
*

W   7-3
(19,531)
*
W   8-3
(18,894)
*
W   9-3
(19,265)

W   10-3
(1-0)
(19,386)
*

L   10-4
(1-0)
(24,479)

W   11-4
(2-0)
(9,207)

W   12-4
(3-0)
(19,263)

L   12-5
(3-1)
(20,076)

L  OT 12-6
(3-2)
(12,781)

L   12-7
(3-3)
(7,139)

W   13-7
(4-3)
(19,617)

L   13-8
(4-4)
(12,471)

W   14-8
(5-4)
(19,655)

W   15-8
(6-4)
(19,775)

L   15-9
(6-5)
(5,748)

W   16-9
(7-5)
(31,053)

W  2OT 17-9
(8-5)
(19,623)

W   18-9
(9-5)
(13,754)

L   18-10
(9-6)
(19,917)

W   19-10
(10-6)
(10,167)

L   19-11
(10-7)
(16,281)


W   20-11
(11-7)
(20,135)
Big East Tournament


L   20-12
(19,375)
NCAA Tournament
*

L   20-13
(12,251)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

References

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2009-10." ESPN.com. Retrieved 03-25-10.

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