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CBS Sports recently traveled to Louisville to do a video feature with Louisville center Gorgui Dieng. In the video, Gorgui opens up about his decision to pursue a basketball career in the United States and his struggles in conforming to a new way of life.Â If you havenâ€™t seen this yet, I highly recommend you take a few minutes out of your day and watch it.
Rick Pitino said on Monday night in his post-game interview that he is encouraging Gorgui Dieng to be a part of Louisvilleâ€™s senior day festivities on Saturday afternoon. Itâ€™s going to be tough to say goodbye to the big guy a year early.
With Louisvilleâ€™s game against Notre Dame on Saturday being televised by CBS, Iâ€™d say this video will likely air during halftime of the game.
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So there is good news and there is bad news. Letâ€™s get the bad news out of the way. Â A press conference advisory email that was sent out from UofL on Tuesday says that Gorgui Dieng will in fact participate in the Senior Day ceremony on Saturday.
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March 23, TBD