Local News
4:01 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

College Basketball: Senior Day at U of L; UK Visits Florida, IU at Michigan

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team closes out the regular season tomorrow against Connecticut.

It’s the final home game for senior players Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Stephan Van Treese and Tim Henderson.

Henderson, a Louisville native, earned his spot on the team as a walk-on, and was the hero of last year’s Final Four game against Wichita State, sinking two key three-pointers to lead the Cards to the championship game.

"I’ve always pretended I was one of the players growing up, shooting the ball outside my house and the goal.  When the opportunity came around, I stayed here all the time, trying to convince Coach (Pitino) to take me," he said. 

Coach Rick Pitino eventually awarded Henderson a scholarship.    Tomorrow’s game tips off at 2:00p.

The Kentucky Wildcats play their regular season finale at top-ranked Florida.   Tipoff is at noon.

Indiana closes out the season at Michigan at 6:00pm.