Found March 18, 2012 on
The Cardinal Connect:
After losing 4 of their last six regular season games, Rick Pitino his team have put together an impressive post-season run, winning six games in a row and advancing to the Sweet-16 for the first time since 2009.
What I’m most excited about is the fact that Louisville hasn’t even came close to playing to their full potential in the NCAA tournament and have advanced to the Sweet 16. The Cards will now play with winner of Saint Louis and Michigan State who play today at 2:45 on CBS.
I think I speak for the majority of the fan base when saying that Louisville would much rather play the Billikens. However, when you get this far in the tournament, no game will be a cakewalk. With Missouri being knocked out in the first round, Louisville’s chances at a Final Four are now a lot better. There is not a team left in the West Region that the Cards can’t beat.
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Since 1980, Rick Pitino is 40-15 in NCAA tournament games. This year’s Louisville team is the 16th team coach Pitino has guided to the Big Dance. In 28 years as a college basketball head coach, Pitino has played in nine Sweet 16 games. In all nine of those Sweet 16 appearances, Rick Pitino and his team advanced to the Elite 8. Not only has Pitino never lost a game in the round...
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