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Morning After: Missouri Kansas City win

Russ Smith

The Morning After is a new feature at Cardinal Authority this season for men's basketball games. The feature will be five thoughts from the game the night before. The Cardinals moved to 8-1 on Sunday with a blowout of Missouri Kansas City.

1. Russ Smith the All-American?: Louisville coach Rick Pitino is typically joking with or yelling at junior guard Russ Smith. On Saturday, Pitino lauded Smith for what he's been doing on the floor, calling him "one of the premier guards in the country." Pitino said he wouldn't campaign for All-American honors but it was clear he believes Smith deserves the mentions and former Western Kentucky and...

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