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Wichita State's magical run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end Saturday night as the Louisville Cardinals put an end to the Shockers' Cinderella story.But the Cardinals didn't manage to win without suffering quite a scare. Rick Pitino's bunch had to overcome a 12-point deficit with about 13 minutes to go to propel themselves to their first national title game appearance since 1986.Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall saluted Shockers fans for their incredible support throughout their Final Four run by taking out a full-page advertisement in the Wichita Eagle.The message read, "THANK YOU, SHOCKER FAITHFUL. GREGG MARSHALL."The Shockers took down the likes of Pittsburgh, Gonzaga, La Salle, and Ohio State en route to their trip to Atlanta for the Final Four.Via USA TODAY
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Louisville Cardinals men's basketball coach Rick Pitino led his team to the 2013 NCAA championship Monday night with an 82-76 win over the Michigan Wolverines.
Pitino probably expected to win the championship after getting the top seed in this year's NCAA tournament. What Pitino didn't expect, however, were the loud fireworks that went off a few seconds after the...
A little pep talk from Louisville men's coach Rick Pitino has helped the women's team go on quite a run.
Pitino talked to the team at the end of the Big East tournament. The Cardinals haven't lost since.
The Cardinals became the 10th school to have both basketball teams reach the Final Four in the same season. UConn was the only school to win both titles in the same...
Someday soon, Rick Pitino is going to have to explain the tattoo to his grandkids.
But first, he's going to tell them the story of how getting into the Hall of Fame might have been only the second best thing that happened to him on a serendipitous Monday in April.
Because barely 12 hours after Pitino became a member of one of the most exclusive clubs in sports, he did something...
Welcome to immortality, Rick Pitino.
One of the best college basketball coaches ever has been selected for inclusion into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, according to reports from ESPN.
Everybody knew he would make good things happen at the University of Louisville when he took the job in 2001, and he has, currently overseeing the Cardinals third trip to the Final...
Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced to the world that he had promised his players that he would be getting a tattoo if they won it all. Is this it?
It's good to be Rick Pitino these days.
Top-seeded Louisville is playing for the national championship, giving Pitino a chance to be the first coach to win titles at two different schools. His son, Richard, is the new Minnesota coach. One of his horses has a spot in the Kentucky Derby after coming from behind to win the Santa Anita Derby.
Oh, and Monday morning, the Hall of...
We take a closer looker at the numbers after coach Rick Pitino and Louisville took down Michigan to win the 2013 NCAA national championship.
Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.
This title came...
BallertainmentGary Payton and Rick Pitino elected to Hall of Fame with five others
Monday, Gary Payton became a first ballot Hall of Famer and Rick Pitino added to what could be his personal “Best Week Ever” as the official announcement of the 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class was made in Atlanta.
Payton played 17 years in the league, made nine All-Star appearances...
Volume beat quality as Louisville took down a game Michigan squad, 82-76, to earn their 3rd national championship and 1st under Rick Pitino in what will likely go down as one of the best played national championship games of all-time.
Why say volume was the difference? Perhaps because the Cardinals were able to get off 13 more field goal attempts, going 28-61 (45.9...
The last note of ''One Shining Moment'' had yet to reach the people in the cheap seats at the Georgia Dome when college basketball started doing what it does so well - looking ahead to next season.
Louisville's 82-76 victory over Michigan on Monday night is going to go down as one of the best national championship games. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino won his second...
The 2012-13 NCAA men's basketball season is over. It ended when Louisville took home their own trophy on Monday night, which is just their third in program history.
(Big deal - UCLA has 11; call us when you reach the halfway point, Rick Pitino.)
With that, though, comes the scrambling associated with basketball recruiting. For UCLA, that scramble is mostly over. The Bruins...
Let me first say that I would be cheering for Louisville had this not even happened, but it did. Last weekend the Louisville Cardinals became America’s Teams by way of emotionally involving the independent viewer through a terrible, horrifying injury on the court. The admiration of a fan base, of the viewers, towards the young men and women who play college sports...