Friday, January 22, 1999
Crum: UC dominated physically
BY TIM WHITMIRE
AP Sports Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. A chance for Louisville to move back among the nation's elite basketball programs turned into an embarrassment.
They literally dominated us physically out there, Louisville coach Denny Crum said after the fifth-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats outrebounded the 24th-ranked Cardinals 44-19 on the way to an 81-55 victory Thursday night.
. For whatever reason, they did everything and anything they wanted to do. It didn't matter who they had in the game, Crum said. They just wanted the ball and they went and got it.
Crum wondered whether his team was intimidated by Cincinnati.
I don't know if they were scared or what, but they didn't follow our rebounding rule, which is that you assume every shot is going to be missed and go get it, he said. We weren't even pretending to rebound.
With 14 offensive rebounds to Louisville's seven, Cincinnati scored 20 second-chance points, while the Bearcats' 29-9 edge on the defensive boards gave Louisville few second looks.
Only three garbage-time rebounds kept Louisville from having more turnovers (17) than boards.
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