Ware Returns to Action in Final Exhibition - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

Ware Returns to Action in Final Exhibition

Posted: Updated:
  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Colts 2014 schedule released

    Colts 2014 schedule released

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:43:19 GMT
    The Indianapolis Colts 2014 schedule, released Wednesday by the NFL: Preseason Aug. 7, at New York Jets, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, New York Giants, 7 p.m. Aug. 23, New Orleans, 8 p.m. Aug. 28,More >>
    The Indianapolis Colts 2014 schedule, released Wednesday by the NFL.More >>
  • Cards come up short against Mets

    Cards come up short against Mets

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:42:41 GMT
    Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whippingMore >>

    Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi Field.More >>

  • Hamels loses to Dodgers in 1st start of season

    Hamels loses to Dodgers in 1st start of season

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:40:58 GMT
    Zack Greinke outpitched Cole Hamels with seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez homered and Yasiel Puig drove in two runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on WednesdayMore >>
    Zack Greinke outpitched Cole Hamels with seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez homered and Yasiel Puig drove in two runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.More >>

LOUISVILLE, KY. (WAVE) - Injured University of Louisville guard, Kevin Ware made an emotional return to action in the Cards' final exhibition game against the University of Pikeville Wednesday night at the KFC Yum! Center.

Ware, who had gruesomely broken his leg in the UofL's Regional Final game against Duke on March 31st, returned to game action with 13 minutes left in the second half to a standing ovation. "I was a little nervous, actually, I didn't expect to get in so late in the game. Me and coach didn't really talk about anything, but when he called my number, I was just ready to get in. I've been waiting for this moment for like 220 days now, so I'm happy," said Ware.

Not only did Ware get some playing time, he knocked down his first shot, a three pointer, five minutes after checking into the game. "Well I think it's great, and I think it's kind of storybook when you take your first shot and you don't touch iron, I think it's great. I wanted to get him some minutes just to get over the jitters of being back, in case we use him against Charleston," said head coach, Rick Pitino. Ware was surprised that he was able to knock down his first shot. "I, honestly, thought I would air ball my first shot, but when it went in, everything went back to normal, and just went back to playing basketball," said Ware.

The Cards open up regular season play on Saturday, November 9th at home against College of Charleston.

Copyright 2013 WAVE 3 News <http://www.wave3.com>. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow