Found March 17, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
The dates and times were for the first and second round games of the NCAA tournament were released shortly after 10:30 PM on Sunday evening. Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will play their first NCAA tournament game on Thursday evening at 6:50 PM in Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena. The game will be broadcast on TBS. Ian Eagle will call the action while Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce will also be a part of broadcast team. The Cardinals will play the winner of 16 seeds Liberty and North Carolina A&T who will play on Tuesday night at 6:40 on Dayton. That game will be shown on TruTV. [Entire First & Second Round TV Schedule]

Pitino Ecstatic To Be The Number One Overall Seed

Less than 24-hours after winning the 2013 Big East tournament title, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals were rewarded by earning the top overall seed in this year’s NCAA tournament. Louisville has won ten consecutive games and is without a doubt the hottest team in the country. Here are some of Pitino’s comments via a press release from the university. “We are ecstatic...

Pitino knows what he has: a winner

There are several numbers you can point to if you want to make the argument it'll be Rick Pitino's Louisville team that cuts down the nets in Atlanta on April 8. Point to the fact that the Cardinals' pressure-filled defense is second in the nation in steals per game and turnover margin, behind only Virginia Commonwealth. Mention that they're second in the nation...

Video: Rick Pitino On The Midwest Region

Here is a brief video with some of Rick Pitino’s comments on Louisville being the number one overall seed and the potential match-ups in the Midwest region. Video courtesy of @TerryMeiners

Louisville Claims Number One Overall Seed In The Big Dance

For the second time in five years, the Louisville Cardinal Basketball program has been given the number one overall seed in the NCAA tournament. Rick Pitino’s team will be the number one seed in the Midwest region. They’ll take on the winner of Liberty and North Carolina State who are both 16 seeds and will play in one of the play-in games. Louisville claming the number one overall...

Louisville earns tops seed in NCAA Tournament

The Louisville Cardinals have shown that they are comfortable being front-runners in their season-long quest to go further than last year's Final Four appearance. Now, they enter the NCAA tournament as the overall No 1 seed. A familiar position for this squad, which was ranked No. 2 to start the season and was the preseason favorite to win the Big East. Last year Louisville...

VillenHD Does Louisville vs. Syracuse Big East Championship

I don’t think anyone will be complaining about multiple Louisville – Syracuse Big East Championship highlights. VillenHD is in postseason form and didn’t disappoint with this one. Enjoy. How awesome was Montrezl Harrell?

2013 NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

MIDWEST Indianapolis COMPLETE REGION PREVIEWS East | South | West Top Two (1) Louisville Cardinals (29–5, 14–4 Big East) The top overall...

Breaking Down the Bracket - Midwest Region

The Midwest Region is lead by the Louisville Cardinals who finished 29-5, won the Big East tournament, and were granted the top overall seed.  However, playing in a bracket with Duke & Michigan State, this is no easy journey to Atlanta.  The only positive is that they will only have to face one of the two powerhouses. TV Schedule (EST): Tuesday, March 19North Carolina A&...

Louisville Wins Big East in Epic Fashion

It's the end of an era as both of these teams will be headed to a new conference next season. In the begining it appeared as if it would be a game fitting of the end of the Big East as it is currently known--Louisville vs. Syracuse; No. 4 vs. No. 19; Rick Pitino vs. Jim Boeheim. Yes, sports fans, this one had the making of a great one. For one half it looked like it as the...

Top seeds at a glance

Here's a look at the top seeds in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, and why they will -- or won't -- reach the Final Four: LOUISVILLE (Midwest region) Why they'll be playing in Atlanta: Defense, defense, defense. That's what wins championships, right? Well, that's what Rick Pitino teaches. The single statistic he takes most pride in with his teams is the number...

Uncertainty all but certain this March

Go ahead. Fill out that bracket. I just did, and I couldn't feel better about it. I'm taking all your money, fools. I feel utterly confident in my upset picks (like 13th-seeded South Dakota State over No. 4 Michigan, or 11th-seed Bucknell making it all the way to the Sweet 16, or ninth-seeded Wichita State being the first team to dump a No. 1 seed). If my upset picks don...
Cardinals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.