Wednesday Night was an important road game for the Cards. 6-1 in league play and coming home to face Virginia & North Carolina in a 3 day window (Saturday & Monday) it was important to come home riding a 4-game winning streak. But there was also some strange stuff in the game. Let’s get into the weirdness:
Rick Pitino Wears Yeezy’s
If you aren’t a sneaker head, Yeezy’s are a collaboration between Adidas & hip-hop artist Kanye West. Pitino wore a black version of the Yeezy Boost 350, which are currently sold-out retail for $200 and reportedly fit like a ‘second skin’. Pitino wore the shoes with his suit as part of the Coaches for Cancer week. Virginia Tech also wore black uniforms with Pink lettering and Marquette coach Buzz Williams was sporting pink sneakers, pink shirt, and tie.
— Kenny Klein (@KKcards) January 28, 2016
Jaylen Johnson Had Two Sick Dunks, One Scary Moment, and One Epic Free Throw Miss
Louisville’s Jaylen Johnson had a fantastic night with 11 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and a block in 29 minutes. But Jaylen’s night really is summed up well outside of the box score. He had two incredible dunks, one of which followed a scary moment where fans feared a broken/sprained wrist. One the 2nd dunk Jaylen was fouled and was still nursing the wrist…..the result was an epic Free Throw miss that will be celebrated for a lifetime.
We’re glad Jaylen is OK and as one of the best guys to talk with in the locker room we know he’ll take the ribbing he is likely to receive in stride.
Watch the bench reaction
There were weird fouls on Chinanu Onuaku
Here is one
— Josh Howard (@JsHwrdul) January 28, 2016
Nanu Does the Nintendo Power Pad Shuffle
Once the officials had decided that Onuaku had played enough and issued Nanu’s 5th foul, the Virginia Tech student section began counting his steps leaving the court. Nanu obliged with what any child of the 80s knows as the Nintendo Power Pad Shuffle.
Does this happen often? pic.twitter.com/x18pIwlTXl
— Jonathan Lintner (@JonathanLintner) January 28, 2016
The Donovan Mitchell Dunk That Didn’t Count
No Introduction Necessary
I don’t care if it didn’t count. pic.twitter.com/cykRaBQPyX
— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) January 28, 2016
The Cards were RED HOT from Outside
It might be the best investment ever to purchase the goals in Blacksburg. The Cards shot 12-18 from beyond the arc.
Louisville shot 67% on 3-pt FG, tied for its highest % in a road game in last 10 seasons (67% vs Georgetown, 2009) pic.twitter.com/aNPFhClFG7
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 28, 2016
The Picture. The 1st Comment. The 2nd Comment.
Louisville hits 12 from downtown to get the win on the road. pic.twitter.com/0zUo4pxx1b
— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) January 28, 2016