While the Wine and Gold are on the road, the Big East Tournament in New York City is raging on. One of the stars from a memorable recent tourney at the Garden is Cavs forward Samardo Samuels.
Samuels starred under legendary coach Rick Pitino at an equally legendary hoops university, Louisville.
Louisville came into the 2009 Tournament with a 16-2 record in the Big East – 31-6 overall. It was the first year that all 16 teams were invited to the Garden and Samuels’ Cardinals didn’t play until the semifinal round on Thursday.