Defense, Williams key Cardinals streak

I really don't understand why Louisville feels obligated to do this back-from-the-dead thing every season. One of these years when Rick Pitino speaks to his team at the first practice in October, he should just tell them it's January.

Be that as it may, my calendar says it's February and that means it's time yet again to wonder what in the world has come over the 'Ville.

A little over a month ago this team was a mere 8-3 and on the brink of falling out of the top 25 following losses to Western Kentucky (68-54, in Nashville), Minnesota (70-64, at the Stadium Shootout in Glendale, Ariz.) and UNLV (55-54, at home).