Ever since the offseason that included a suspension for head coach Chris Mack for the first six games, there’s just been something off with this team. A shaky non-conference was followed by a strong start in ACC play, that included wins over NC State, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, and Wake Forest. But it was by a combined 15 points.
Ever since then, things have completely fallen apart for the Cardinals. They lost to Florida State on the road, before losing by 16 points at home at NC State. The low point came on the road at lowly Pittsburgh, falling by 12 points to a team that had yet to beat anyone by double-digits.
Louisville did get a home win over Boston College, led by 13 points and 6/6 shooting from the field by Sydney Curry in an overall balanced effort. But any potential momentum that could’ve come from that was quickly squashed with losses to both Notre Dame and Virginia.
That makes it six of seven losses for the Cardinals, with home games coming up against Duke and North Carolina. The current record may say that this team is average but between the bad vibes and quotes from players and coaches, it looks like the season is going to end soon for this team in terms of motivation. And Coach Mack may not make it past April 1st with this program.