Found March 19, 2012 on The Cardinal Connect:
Since 1980, Rick Pitino is 40-15 in NCAA tournament games. This year’s Louisville team is the 16th team coach Pitino has guided to the Big Dance. In 28 years as a college basketball head coach, Pitino has played in nine Sweet 16 games. In all nine of those Sweet 16 appearances, Rick Pitino and his team advanced to the Elite 8. Not only has Pitino never lost a game in the round of 16, but the average margin of victory in those nine games is 23 points. –03/19/1987 – #6 Providence 103, #2 Alabama 82 –03/26/1992 – #3 Massachusetts 77, #2 Kentucky 87 –03/25/1993 – #5 Wake Forest 69, #1 Kentucky 103 –03/23/1995 – #5 Arizona State 73, #1 Kentucky 97 –03/21/1996 – #4 Utah 70, #1 Kentucky 101 –03/20/1997 – #4 St. Joseph’s (PA) 68, #1 Kentucky 83 –03/24/2005 – #4 Louisville 93, #1 Washington 79 –03/27/2008 – #3 Louisville 79, #2 Tennessee 60 –03/27/2009 – #12 Arizona 64, #1 Louisville 103 Knocking off #1 seeded Michigan State won’t be an easy task on Thursday evening.

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The fact that Louisville is just two wins away from their ninth Final Four appearance is pretty exciting, right? I think it would be unfair to say that before the season started, this team had “Final Four expectations.” We all wanted it to happen and thought there was a good possibility, but I don’t think that was the exact expectation. Considering the numerous injuries and...

Louisville - New Mexico Notebook

Louisville coach Rick Pitino discusses the Cards 59-56 win over the Lobos in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night in Portland.

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After losing 4 of their last six regular season games, Rick Pitino his team have put together an impressive post-season run, winning six games in a row and advancing to the Sweet-16 for the first time since 2009. What I’m most excited about is the fact that Louisville hasn’t even came close to playing to their full potential in the NCAA tournament and have advanced to the Sweet...

Russ Smith video bombs Rick Pitino

It started off as a normal postgame interview on the court for Louisville Cardinals coach Rick Pitino, whose team just defeated New Mexico to move onto play in the Sweet 16. Things took a turn when it became an opportunity for sophomore guard Russ Smith, to goof on his head coach. If there is one thing that has lasted through all generations, it is giving someone bunny ears on...

Louisville-New Mexico high

Russ Smith congratulates Elisha Justice on his time-consuming free throw attempt that circled and hung on the rim forever before falling short in the final 2.8 seconds of Louisville’s 59-56 win over New Mexico in the second round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. More must-see photos at Oregon Live.
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