Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 1/28/13
Winning tonight is crucial for Rick Pitino and the Louisville basketball program. I still don’t think anyone has hit the panic button just yet, but if the Cards can’t get a win tonight, that will likely change. The fact that we know this team has the pieces to compete with anyone in the country helps keep faith alive, but something has come unraveled in the last week. Hopefully getting things back on track is easier said than done. Last Saturday Louisville played their first ever regular season game on their home floor as the number one ranked team in the country. Just seven days later, Louisville had lost three consecutive games. Losing to Georgetown marked the first three game losing streak for Louisville since 2010. The Cards haven’t lost four consecutive games since February of 2004, when they lost to Charlotte, TCU, Cincinnati and DePaul in a span of thirteen days. Louisville has never lost four consecutive Big East games since joining the league in 2005. Losing four consecutive games
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