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Russ Smith gives some tremendous and classy quotes following the loss to Kentucky

Russ Smith, Shabazz Napier

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Senior guard Russ Smith gave a good performance in his final game for Louisville on Friday night as Smith scored 23 points in the loss to rival Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the Midwest Regional.

Smith even dunked on Julius Randle. Again.

But the senior also gave some fantastic extended quotes after the game and showed that he’s a true class act.

Smith also went into the Kentucky locker room after the loss to shake the hands of his opponents, according to multiple reports.

Clearly a classy gesture from a player who has tasted both victory and defeat during a tremendous four-year college career. The Louisville and Kentucky rivalry can be ugly at times -- as can any rivalry -- but this marks a great moment from a key player in the rivalry from the last few seasons.

(H/T: Eric Crawford of WDRB and Gregg Doyel of

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