DeMarcus Cousins Wastes No Time Getting Involved in the Louisville Rivalry
DeMarcus Cousins is one of the fabulous freshmen that have helped turn Kentucky into a 15-0 bonafide powerhouse team. The big man is averaging 15 points, 9 rebounds, and nearly two blocks per game despite playing limited minutes because of blowouts and fouls. Cousins had what probably was his best game of the season against one of Kentucky’s rivals — the Louisville Cardinals — recording 18 points and 18 rebounds. He also scored Kentucky’s first six points of the game and helped hold Louisville field goal-less the first 10 minutes of the contest. Oh yeah, Cousins also brought some serious intensity to the game, evidenced by his scrum on the floor with Jared Swoopshire early on that resulted in a technical. Cousins got the tech for throwing an elbow, check it out:
I must commend the fan who shot that video as the quality was impeccable. It’s not like that elbow was dirty — it really struck me as an “this is my ball, get away from me” type of move rather than one with an intent to hurt. Still, it certainly won’t sit well with Cardinals fans who have to be pleased with their team’s comeback but not the outcome. At this point, I’m looking at Kentucky as my favorite to win it all. We’ll see how that works out.