Russ Smith

Four finalists for 2014 Naismith Trophy announced

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Sunday afternoon the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the four finalists for the Naismith Trophy, which is given annually to the best player in college basketball. The finalists are Arizona junior guard Nick Johnson, Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott, Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker and Louisville senior guard Russ Smith. Of the four finalists just one, [more]

No. 4 Louisville advances but will need more from Russ Smith next week

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No. 4 Louisville advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season. However if the Cardinals are to make a run at another national title, they'll need Russ Smith to rebound from his tough weekend in Orlando. [more]