Peyton Siva hopes Louisville’s new ‘infrared’ look is permanent

NEW ORLEANS — Since Louisville has won eight straight games, captured the Big East tournament title and advanced to the Final Four in its new neon jerseys, point guard Peyton Siva has a suggestion.

He wants the Cardinals' new "infrared" look for the postseason to be a permanent change.

"We're in the Final Four with the infrared jerseys, so if anybody has any problems, I think they need to chop that up," Siva said. "It might be Louisville's new colors. If we win the whole thing, it might be the uniforms next year."

Louisville's jerseys have been polarizing among its fans because the color scheme is a major departure from the Cardinals' school colors. Whereas Louisville has always worn red, these jerseys are more the shade of orange a hunter wears in the forest to be visible to his peers.

Both Siva and Chane Behahan said Louisville players wanted to wear the jerseys from the moment they first saw them. Among those who did not share that opinion initially, however, was coach Rick Pitino.

"Coach P doesn't really like change," Siva said. "But the players loved them, we talked coach into wearing them and we won the first game, so we had to keep wearing them. Hopefully we're going to get Coach P into an infrared tie pretty soon."

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