Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The fact that Louisville is just two wins away from their ninth Final Four appearance is pretty exciting, right? I think it would be unfair to say that before the season started, this team had “Final Four expectations.” We all wanted it to happen and thought there was a good possibility, but I don’t think that was the exact expectation. Considering the numerous injuries and how bad the Cards played towards the end of the regular season, to be where they are right now is somewhat of a blessing. The miraculous late season turnaround wasn’t exactly expected. To be honest, I wouldn’t be crushed if Louisville didn’t make it to the Final Four. However, when you consider the teams that they have to go through to get there, there is a realistic chance that Louisville can get to New Orleans. I’ve not seen the fan base as frustrated and upset with Rick Pitino as they were throughout this season. Louisville fans don’t get too excited about Sweet 16 appearances. They expect greatness year in a...
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