Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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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 to be the number one seed, particularly after finishing off one the greatest conferences in the history of college basketball with a BIG EAST Championship. Our players showed incredible grit to come back from 16 points down.  We know we will be challenged right away in one of the toughest brackets that I’ve seen in quite some time.  I think our guys are up for the challenge.  We look forward to it.” It’s nice to see Louisville being rewarded for their solid run over the last month. However, the Midwest region is without a doubt the toughest of the four. Pitino and the team landed in Louisville just moments befor...
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