Found December 18, 2012 on
The Cardinal Connect:
Coach Pitino met with the media this afternoon to recap Louisville’s win over Memphis and preview the game against Florida International tomorrow evening in the Billy Minardi Classic. Pitino will coach against his son, Richard, a former Louisville assistant who is now the head coach at FIU. Here is a full recap from the press conference.
Pitino says Gorgui’s latest visit with the doctor didn’t go as well as he had hoped. At this time it doesn’t look like Gorgui will play against Kentucky.
Van Treese hasn’t practiced. He’ll play sparingly against FIU. SVT is still suffering from left knee injury.
Pitino says he was very proud of his team’s heart in the road win against Memphis.
He wasn’t proud of the defense and says he team has struggled defensively since Gorgui went down.
Pitino was also disappointed in the mental abilities of stopping Memphis. “We didn’t pay attention to the scouting report at how we wanted to stop them.”
“Shooting cured everything for us against Memphis.”
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Peyton Siva's career highs of five 3-pointers and 12 assists helped No. 5 Louisville roll past Florida International 79-55 on Wednesday night.
It was the first meeting between Cardinals coach Rick Pitino and Richard Pitino, his son and Panthers counterpart. The younger Pitino, 30, served two stints as a Louisville assistant before taking over for Isiah Thomas at FIU this season...
In yesterday’s press conference, Rick Pitino said that he doesn’t think this generation of players handles success well. “When Sports Illustrated wanted to do that piece on Russ, I just cringed,” Pitino said.
Apparently that piece from SI actually happened. SI.com college basketball writer Luke Winn posted this photo from the piece on his Instagram account.
It is surreal...
Rick Pitino wasn’t very pleased with his team’s performance at the end of the first half, but a more energetic and fast paced second half led to a huge 79-55 win over Florida International. The Cards got a very balanced attack as Rick Pitino defeated his son Richard in their first ever meeting.
Peyton Siva had one of his better offensive performances of the season finishing with...
Rick Pitinos wife has put the Louisville coach on notice for Wednesday nights game against son Richard and Florida International University.
Shes very much torn, and shes telling me, You cant embarrass your son, whatever you do, said Rick Pitino, father of FIUs rookie coach. I said, I dont embarrass a stranger. I play my walk-ons if were up. I play everybody. We never embarrass...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Peyton Siva's career highs of five 3-pointers and 12 assists helped No. 5 Louisville roll past Florida International 79-55 on Wednesday night.
It was the first meeting between Cardinals coach Rick Pitino and Richard Pitino, his son and Panthers counterpart. The younger Pitino, 30, served two stints as a Louisville assistant before taking over for Isiah...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino started his Tuesday news conference with an injury update. The Cardinals will play Florida International on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center.
Asked what it was like to coach against each other Wednesday night, the answers from Florida International's Richard Pitino and Louisville's Rick Pitino were so similar it was as if they rehearsed them over dinner.
''Yes we did,'' Richard joked about the mimicry after FIU's 79-55 loss to No. 5 Louisville. ''We talked about how we were going to...
Richard Pitino made his peace with the reality long ago. No matter what he does as a coach, he knows comparisons to his father will always be made.
Florida International's coach doesn't mind.
''I, more than anything, embrace it,'' he said.
There will be someone else for him to embrace Wednesday night - his aforementioned father. Richard Pitino gets to match...
Coach Pitino shared some troubling news this afternoon as he opened his press conference. Pitino says Gorgui Dieng’s visit to the doctor on Monday didn’t go as well as he had hoped.
“My most optimistic timetable was to have him back for the WKU game and have him play against Kentucky, but it doesn’t look like that will happen right now,” says Pitino. Dieng hasn’t been...
The Florida International Panthers are 3-4 on the season and are coming off a tough 76-73 loss to Florida Gulf Coast. First year coach Richard Pitino took over for Isaiah Thomas who led the Panthers to just eight wins a year ago. FIU was picked to finish in sixth place in the eastern division of the Sun Belt Conference this season.
Louisville won the lone meeting between the two...
Adrian Bushell has a chance to do something that I can’t imagine many others have done before. Bushell could have two Sugar Bowl victories with two different teams. He spent his freshman season in 2009 at Florida as a second string defensive back. The Gators beat Cincinnati 51-24 in the Sugar Bowl that year.
Three years later, after spending a year in junior college and finishing...
Richard Pitino is not only excited to play against his father and former boss, the younger Pitino is also excited to see how his team stacks up against the No. 4 ranked Louisville Cardinals. “I’m looking forward to it,” Pitino told the media earlier this week. “I think it’ll be good for our guys to play in that type of environment, that type of talent level will show where...
Mark Blankenbaker of CardsandCats.com was at the Howard Schnellenberger football complex earlier this afternoon following the Cards Sugar Bowl practice. He caught up with Louisville wide receiver Eli Rogers.
Rick Pitino confirmed the news with Eric Crawford of WDRB that sophomore forward Angel Nunez will transfer from Louisville following this semester. Pitino says he supports Nunez’s decision.
Limited prospects for playing time led the Nunez’s decision. He hasn’t played in a game this season and has been sidelined with a severe concussion. Nunez averaged 4.6 minutes as a freshman...