Louisville returns with new backcourt

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville's revamped backcourt is already showing a toughness the Cardinals hope will serve them well as they prepare to defend their national championship.

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No Louisville guard might be more resilient than junior Kevin Ware, still recovering from a horrific leg injury sustained in the NCAA tournament. Ware has yet to practice, but his rehab has progressed to the point where he plans to dress for the Cardinals' Nov. 9 opener against College of Charleston.

Until Ware returns, senior and leading scorer Russ Smith, junior transfer Chris Jones and freshman Terry Rozier are prepared to maintain Louisville's reputation for pressure defense.

The Cardinals' newcomers also are showing their offensive skills as they try to replace point guard Peyton Siva, whose floor leadership and defense were crucial in winning the title.

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