Found January 08, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
As you probably expected, Rick Pitino opened his press conference this afternoon by telling the media how tough the Seton Hall Pirates are. Pitino also discussed Chane Behanan’s ankle injury and his disappointment with the Cards defense. Here is a brief recap of the press conference. “Seton Hall is a team that can give anyone in the country a lot of problems,” says Pitino. “Without Chane we’re going to have to make certain adjustments. “ Pitino says team trainer Fred Hina told him that Behanan’s high ankle sprain is in a good area. He says Chane will likely miss about four games and will be out of practice 7-to-10 days. When asked about Harrell filling in for Behanan —“Harrell doing terrific for a freshman, but doesn’t understand the zone real well. He’ll get better now that he is getting the opportunity the play more with Chane out. “ Pitino spoke pretty openly about being displeased with his team’s defense at this point. “I think Gorgui right now isn’t the defensive player that

Pitino ecstatic following Sugar Bowl

In case anybody was wondering, Rick Pitino was raving about the University of Louisville football team’s 33-23 win over Florida in the BCS Sugar Bowl. “That was absolutely awesome,” he said during Saturday morning TV show. “The coaching staff found out what Louisville’s supporters are really like. They show up 30,000-plus, the Gators had under 10,000. The football coaches...

The Rundown: Seton Hall Pirates

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will play their first Big East road game this evening against the Seton Hall Pirates. Kevin Willard’s team is 13-3 on the season and 1-1 in league play. The Pirates are coming off a 93-74 loss to Notre Dame. Both teams are currently going through some injures. Unfortunately for Seton Hall, they’ve had more bad luck with injuries than any...

Louisville-Seton Hall Preview

While his team continues to win with offense, Louisville coach Rick Pitino insists its defense remains far from the program's own high standards. The third-ranked Cardinals might have to make some quick strides in that area with one of their top scorers expected to miss up to four games. Louisville will try for its ninth consecutive win Wednesday night when it visits Seton...

Defense concerns Pitino at Seton Hall, a good 3-point shooting team

Like everyone else in Louisville, Rick Pitino appeared to be enduring flu-like symptoms during his Tuesday press conference at the Yum! Practice Center. Seemed to be going through the motions. “A couple of the coaches have been sick, including myself, Chane and Russ,” he said. “I don’t think it’s the flu because everybody on the team gets shots, it’s more of severe colds...

Getting To Know The Opponent: Seton Hall

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals will travel to Newark, New Jersey on Wednesday to take on the Seton Hall Pirates. Let’s take a closer looks at this week’s enemy. Location: Newark, N.J. Seton Hall University is located in the heart of New Jersey’s Gateway Region, Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area. Newark is considered to be one of...

Marquette about to face another road test

The road has not been kind to Marquette. Though the Golden Eagles have played just two true road games this season, the results in both have been dreadful. First came an 82-49 drubbing at the hands of then-No. 7 Florida. Two weeks later, Marquette struggled mightily in a 49-47 upset loss to UW-Green Bay. Now, as Marquette prepares to play its Big East road opener Saturday at Pittsburgh...
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