Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Rick Pitino’s success in the NCAA tournament is pretty well known. Since his head coaching career began in the 1980’s, Pitino has had a reputation of having his team’s at their best in March, particularly in the round of sixteen. Pitino has a perfect record of 10-0 in the Sweet 16 and 22-point average margin of victory. Providence: 1986-87: #6 Providence 103, #2 Alabama 82 Kentucky: 1991-92: #3 Massachusetts 77, #2 Kentucky 87 1992-93: #5 Wake Forest 69, #1 Kentucky 103 1994-95: #5 Arizona State 73, #1 Kentucky 97 1995-96: #4 Utah 70, #1 Kentucky 101 1996-97: #4 St. Joseph 68, #1 Kentucky 83 Louisville: 2004-05: #4 Washington 79, #1 Louisville 93 2007-08: #2 Tennessee 60, #3 Louisville 79 2008-09: # 12 Arizona 64, #1 Louisville 103 2011-12: #1 Michigan State 44, #4 Louisville 57
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