Posted March 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
Louisville's offense has been formidable for most of the season, leading the Big East in scoring. But it's been the Cardinals' defense that has keyed the team's current surge. They'll look for a sixth consecutive win on Monday night - as well as Rick Pitino's 300th with Louisville - as they host Cincinnati, whose offense has struggled severely in recent weeks. Both teams will also be looking for their point guards to snap prolonged shooting slumps. The 10th-ranked Cardinals (24-5, 12-4) haven't looked back since a five-overtime loss at Notre Dame on Feb. 9, winning five in a row by an average of 15.2 points. But the first four were against opponents at .500 or below in Big East play, making Saturday's 58-53 win at No. 12 Syracuse the most impressive. Louisville, which has held its last five opponents to 35.5 percent shooting, limited Syracuse to just 19 first-half points. The Cardinals also forced 16 turnovers - their fourth straight contest with a...

Louisville defense built for March

The subtle greatness of Rick Pitino's Louisville teams cannot always be seen in the stat sheets. On Monday, as Pitino won the 300th game of his 12 seasons in Louisville, this year's team gave us a stellar example of the greatness of PitinoBall. Despite being ranked eighth in the nation, the Cardinals aren't exactly setting any nets on fire this season. They rank 31st...

A feel good night, Rick Pitino wins No. 300 at Louisville

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...

Rick Pitino to player: Wake the #@!* up!

Syracuse and Louisville are locked in a tight battle late at the Carrier Dome – things are tense. Rick Pitino, after an offensive foul call on the Cardinals, got a little animated.  We can’t tell if he’s yelling at Russ Smith or Gorgui Dieng, but either way, he’s not happy. Something about getting out of bed after a long slumber, maybe.

Louisville 67 – Cincinnati 51: Pitino Gets 300th Win

Rick Pitino got his 300th win at Louisville tonight as the Cardinal cruised past Cincinnati 67-51. Louisville has now won six in a row and nine of their last ten. They move to 25-5 overall and 13-4 in league play. While Louisville’s offense continues to improve, it was their defense that made the different tonight. The Cardinals forced Cincinnati into a season high 21 turnovers...

Louisville coach Rick Pitino tells a player to ‘Wake the f@#$ up!’

Rick Pitino really wanted his Louisville Cardinals players to 'wake the f*** up' against Syracuse on Saturday.

Rick Pitino would like Louisville to 'Wake the F*ck up'

"Wake the **** up," Rick Pitino, today during Louisville / Syracuse. That's what she said. No. 10 Louisville beats No. 12 Syracuse 58-53 **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Bearcats still in need of a signature win

Louisville's offense has been formidable for most of the season, leading the Big East in scoring. It's been the Cardinals' defense, though that has keyed their current surge. They'll look for a sixth consecutive win Monday night and Rick Pitino's 300th with Louisville as they host Cincinnati, which has struggled severely on offense in recent weeks. The eighth...

Cards give Pitino his 300th win at U of L

Russ Smith scored 18 points and No. 8 Louisville gave Rick Pitino his 300th victory with the Cardinals by beating Cincinnati 67-51 on Monday night.

Pitino gets 300th win at Louisville

After such a big emotional win over Syracuse, Louisville only had one day to prepare for rival Cincinnati.  The Cards didn’t need any more time than that as they came out an manhandled the Bearcats to the tune of a 16 point victory. Peyton Siva is back and he is good at playing the game of basketball.  Siva’s ability to read a defense was on display during the first half when...

Turnovers hurt Cincinnati in loss to Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Russ Smith scored 18 points and No. 8 Louisville gave Rick Pitino his 300th victory with the Cardinals by beating Cincinnati 67-51 on Monday night. Pitino, who earned his 650th career win earlier this season against South Florida, picked up this milestone against Cincinnati counterpart Mick Cronin, a former Cardinals assistant in 2002 and 20'03. The...

Louisville 58 – Syracuse 53: Cards Finally Win A Close One

It wasn’t pretty for the entire 40-minutes on Saturday afternoon, but all in all, it’s hard not to be impressed with Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals. For the first time in conference play, Louisville went on the road and won a close game against a good team. Louisville had been playing well in the last few weeks and showing some improvement offensively. However, the...

Section 111: Cincinnati Recap Minus Basketball

Since you’ve already read about and seen highlights of last night’s game, this column is going to be loosely about what happened on the floor and mostly about observations from row E of 111. Whether or not this is more fun/informative than anything you’ve consumed about last night prior to now is completely up to you. If it isn’t your cup of tea, well then fine. First things...

Gorgui Dieng Likely To Be Honored On Senior Night

There was plenty to be excited about on Monday night following Louisville’s 76-51 win over Cincinnati. The Cardinals are clicking at the perfect time and have won nine of their last ten games. Rick Pitino was briefly honored with a video ceremony following the game for earning his 300th win as the head coach of the Louisville program. It was what Pitino said following the ceremony...

Louisville Turns Up The Heat On Cincinnati

Score: No. 8 Louisville 67, Cincinnati 51 Star(s): Louisville:  Russ Smith 18 Pts, 3 Reb. Rick Pitino 300 U of L career wins. Cincinnati: Cashmere Wright 15 Pts, 3 Reb. Story: The game started off with three 3-pointers – two from Cincinnati’s Cashmere Wright. It was projected to be an outside shooting match, and the first few minutes ensured that promise. At the first media...

Cincinnati vs. Louisville: The Negatives & Positives Of The Match-Up

Tonight’s Louisville – Cincinnati game is big for both programs. Cincinnati needs a win over an elite team to prove that they’re as good as some projected they’d be prior to the start of the season. Mick Cronin’s team looked like one of the best in the league earlier in the year, but has slumped for the last half of the season. Louisville needs to continue to pile on quality...
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