Originally written on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 11/17/14

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 11: Rick Pitino the Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals gives instructions to his team during the exhibition game against the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers at the KFC Yum! Center on November 11, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 96-54. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Rick Pitino is joined by his wife Joanne and family friend Stephanie Minardi to watch a highlight reel on the Jumbotron after notching his 300th win at the University of Louisville ______________________ Little doubt from the beginning Rick Pitino was going to win his 300th game at the University of Louisville, a game culminating in a 67-51 win over Cincinnati. The visitors would manage to keep it close, pitching in five three-point baskets in the first half, delaying the inevitable, trailing by only four points at the half, 35-31. A Peyton Siva three-pointer at the one second mark just provided an omen that it was going to be a good night. The Bearcats were still showing some vital signs, tying things up at 37-37 five minutes into the second half. But that was when Luke Hancock would get to work, hitting a floater for two, following up with a three-pointer, making an assist to Chane Behanan, and swishing another three-pointer after a layup by Russ Smith. Game over. Peyton Siva played one of his better 20 minutes in recent weeks, most of them in the first half, scoring 11 points and making four assists, passing Those would be his totals in both categories for the night. He would still manage to commit four fouls. Kevin Ware is a welcome sight when Siva goes to the bench, finding teammates, looking for openings, stealing a pass, going the distance for a dunk. No double-double this night for Gorgui Dieng but he keeps getting better with his 11 points and nine rebounds. Starting to give advice to teammates, exercising those leadership qualities. Russ Smith had a Russ Smith-like game, with his five field goals and six free throws for 18 points. While he played under control, he may have missed an opportunity to work on sharing with his teammates. One assist doesn’t impress NBA scouts. Montrezl Harrell showing flashes of a brilliant future when he makes a rebound, scores a dunk, or blocks one into the seats. Not a great game, but a feel good night. The technicians at KFC Yum! Center had a Pitino highlight video ready to go minutes after the 67-51 win over Cincinnati. “There is no place, outside of Heaven, I’d rather spend 300 wins at than with you people,” he told the majority of the 22,739 fans who hung around for the celebration.  
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