Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/15/14
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What throws me more than anything is Rick Pitino's appreciation of the moment. Just the chance to be in the moment, to be part of it, even if it did turn out all wrong for him. Famously wrong. There's a lesson in that. Pitino will face Mike Krzyzewski Sunday as Louisville plays Duke for a spot in the Final Four. Incredibly, it will be just the third time these legendary coaches, who are in the NCAA tournament year after year, have faced each other. Once, when Duke beat Louisville this season. And the other time (close your eyes, Kentucky fans) 21 years ago (cover your ears, Kentucky fans) in the (deeeeep breath, Kentucky fans) Christian Laettner game. It was the greatest ending in NCAA tournament history, even better than the North Carolina State win. My opinion, anyway. There have been books about the game. Documentaries. And it seems that 45 minutes can't pass during the tournament without seeing a replay of Laettner catching that long heave of a pass, turning and ...
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