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A little pep talk from Louisville men's coach Rick Pitino has helped the women's team go on quite a run.
Pitino talked to the team at the end of the Big East tournament. The Cardinals haven't lost since.
The Cardinals became the 10th school to have both basketball teams reach the Final Four in the same season. UConn was the only school to win both titles in the same season, doing it in 2004.
Both of Louisville's teams are big fans of each other.
The women's squad gathered to watch the men beat Wichita State on Saturday night at a local restaurant in New Orleans. They were joined by the team's cheerleaders, the band and a couple hundred fans.
''Our relationship with the guys is great,'' Shoni Schimmel said. ''We used to play pickup with each other last summer.''
The men had just finished their regional final game and were busing back to the hotel when they caught the women's shocking upset of Baylor.
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Rick Pitino was looking rather, umm, pale, during the national championship game Monday, and the Internet took notice. The Louisville coach morphed into a vampire while witnessing Michigan’s explosive first half, leading to a solid meme:
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Rick Pitino will lead coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game on Monday night, on Monday morning he was among seven elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pitino will be joined by former NBA stars Bernard King and Gary Payton, former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, North Carolina women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell, former University of Houston coach Guy Lewis...
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Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall took out a full-page newspaper ad thanking the fans after the team's Final Four loss to Louisville.
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There is much about Michigan’s title game match-up with Louisville that sounds familiar, especially given what the Wolverines have faced thus far in their tourney run.
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Today is a very special day for Rick Pitino. Not only is he coaching his Louisville Cardinals in the NCAA championship game against Michigan tonight, but this morning he was also elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Pitino is one of a class of seven inductees announced today that will feature some other very well know names.
Nine-time All-Star and nine...
The man who single-handedly crippled the Celtics franchise and crawled out of town like a weasel is headed to the Basketball Hall of Fame:
Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Joining Pitino in the class of 2013, announced Monday, are former NBA stars Bernard...
Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.
This title came...
Former Tennessee hoops legend Bernard King was elected to be inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame today, 19 years after he ended his NBA career.
Current Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was among others who were also elected to the 2013 Hall of Fame class.
Bernard King attended the University of Tennessee from 1974-1977 and averaged 27.5 points-per-game while at UT...
I still haven’t made up my mind who I’m rooting against in this game.
Forget that Big East/ACC solidarity. I’m looking for pain and anguish.
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