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Morning after: Manhattan victory

Peyton Siva

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 beat Manhattan 79-51 in Sunday's season opener.

1. With and without Gorgui: Rick Pitino took the words right out of my mouth on how the team was drastically different when Gorgui Dieng went out with two fouls just three minutes into the game. The Cardinals love getting Dieng the ball every trip down the floor, he makes good things happen one way or another. When he was sidelined with two fouls, there was more of a hesitation. The guards have to... Recommended Stories