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A new version of Russdiculous?

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University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino said junior Russ Smith has improved drastically in the past week. Smith showed he was more under control and better all-around in an exhibition victory over Pikeville on Thursday.

After the first Red-White scrimmage last month, University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino had a new nickname for junior Russ Smith. "He wasn't Russdiculous, he was ridiculous," Pitino said. But a few weeks later, Pitino has had rave reviews for Smith. The coach said Smith has gone from the guy you never know what is coming next to a steady, solid player in the starting lineup...

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