Posted January 25, 2013 on AP on Fox

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 11: Rick Pitino the Head Coach of the Louisville Cardinals gives instructions to his team during the exhibition game against the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers at the KFC Yum! Center on November 11, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 96-54. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Basketball fans in Louisville have had the wind knocked out of them with the Cardinals being punched in the gut this week. The fifth-ranked Cardinals have lost back-to-back games since entering last weekend as the nation's top-ranked team. Louisville travels to Georgetown on Saturday looking to bounce back from its latest setback and avoid dropping three in a row for the first time since January 2010. "Anytime you play in the ACC, Big East, Big Ten or any great conference," coach Rick Pitino said Thursday, "you're going to have peaks and you're going to have valleys, unless you have one of those great basketball teams that dominates the conference - which is not the case in college basketball this year. "That being said, what I try to emphasize is just getting better execution-wise leading into March, just playing our best basketball at that time. Keep working on the execution and good things will happen." Finishing has been a problem in Louisville's losses to then-No. 6 Syracus...
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