Found May 08, 2012 on
The Cardinal Connect:
After John Calipari announced late last week that his program was too “non-traditional” to continue a home and home series with Indiana, there was some speculation that Louisville may replace Kentucky on the Hoosiers schedule. However, earlier this afternoon, Rick Pitino confirmed with Eric Crawford of the Courier Journal that the Cards and Hoosiers will not play eachother next season.
“We pursued getting a game with them, but it looks like they don’t have a spot on the schedule,” Pitino told me in a phone conversation this afternoon. “But we’re definitely interested in doing something for the next season, because I think it would be a great series for both programs and for college basketball.”
It’s a shame they couldn’t work it out for next season, but it’s great to see that Tom Crean and Rick Pitino both want to make this happen in the future. There is no reason why these two teams shouldn’t play eachother every season. Especially when you consider the direction that both programs
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