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Despite losing four of their last seven games, Rick Pitino remains optimistic about the remainder of the regular season. During his radio show last night Pitino said his team has learned from their previous mistakes and he expects to win the rest of their games this season.
“We don’t worry about the past, we learn from the past,” says Pitino. “Our goal is to win the next seven games and finish the season 26-5. Seven straight wins and nothing less. We are playing hard enough right now.”
Winning seven in a row is much easier said than done, but like I mentioned yesterday, the back end of Louisville’s schedule sets up well for the Cards. All seven games are winnable and the final three against Cincinnati, Syracuse and Notre Dame are wins that could only help the Cards tournament resume.
Louisville will need to win out and hope that teams like Syracuse and Georgetown lose a couple more games, but if the Cards win out it’s still possible that they could win the league. A very long shot, ...
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On his radio show Wednesday night at Buffalo Wild Wings, Rick Pitino made a statement that seems to have caught a lot of people by surprise. Pitino said that after the season he will encourage juniors Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng along with sophomore Chane Behanan to test the NBA waters.
Pitino says he insists that all three players enter their name in the NBA draft to be evaluated...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino met with the media on Wednesday night prior to his radio show at Buffalo Wild Wings. Pitino was previewing Thursday’s game against St. John’s but – obviously – answered more question’s about last Saturday’s historic five-overtime loss at Notre Dame. Cardinal Authority was there with this story and video:
University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino said on Thursday night after a win over St. John’s that he has to get junior center Gorgui Dieng more rest. Cardinal Authority has what Pitino said and the reaction from Dieng.
Gorgui Dieng has said more than once that his primary objective at the University of Louisville is getting a college degree.
The sheepskin is what his Mom and Dad want, too, first and foremost. Presumably within four years after enrollment and before he would even consider professional basketball.
Now we get word, however, that Coach Rick Pitino wants Gorgui, along with Chane Behanan...
Louisville has lost four of seven, and this has taken a lot of the focus off what was once the No. 1 team. What is being lost in the shuffle is that they're defending as well as anyone. We all knew that Pitino's defense was going to be good - they did have the best defensive efficiency in the nation last year - but I'm not sure we knew exactly how good. The Cardinals...
Took a few days for Rick Pitino to get fight through the pain of blowing six opportunities to put Notre Dame away. The goal now is for the University of Louisville to sweep the last seven basketball games. Video: Jody Demling.
From all indications, Russ Smith isn’t comfortable as a team player. More comfortable in a lead role.
Russ will continue to dazzle at times, scoring plenty of points, making awe-inspiring dunks, creating chaos for opposing guards on defense, with a few steals here and there, causing his fans to rant and rave. But he will also continue to be a ball hog, taking contested shots while...
Rick Pitino and the 12th ranked Louisville Cardinals will look to bounce back tonight from their five overtime loss to Notre Dame over the weekend as they host the St. John’s Red Storm. Louisville opened as a 19-point favorite, but that line has quickly dropped the 17.
Louisville leads the all time series 10-4 and has won six of the last seven meetings between the two schools....
Wayne Blackshear went down in the second half last night holding his surgically repaired shoulder. Judging from Blackshear’s grimace, it looked as if he was in some serious pain. Fortunately for Louisville, it sounds like it was just a minor tweak.
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An updated Louisville football roster was published at GoCards.com earlier this afternoon. There aren’t a whole lot of surprises on the updated roster, but here are a few takeaways.
I reported last month that running back Jeremy Wright was not expected to be back for his senior season. There still hasn’t’ been an official release about Wright, but he is no longer on the Louisville...
Dylan Diachenko, a three year old from Louisville, is already starting to interview for the Louisville Cardinals PA announcing job. Watch and be amazed.