Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/11/13
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Louisville coach Rick Pitino and South Florida's Stan Heath know how important the tempo will be in this weekend's Big East matchup. The Bulls stunned the Cardinals on the road last season, and it will be even more surprising if they end the nine-game win streak of Pitino's third-ranked club in Saturday's rematch at Louisville. The Cardinals (14-1, 2-0) have bad memories of South Florida from Feb. 29, when their 10-game win streak in the series ended with a 58-51 loss that also snapped their 10-game run in home finales. "USF beat us last year on senior night, we haven't lost too many senior nights at Louisville," Pitino said. "They came in, they controlled the tempo, they used the clock, they play an old-school style of play where they play possession basketball." The Bulls (9-5, 0-2) ended up making the NCAA tournament last season for the first time in 20 years by recording 12 Big East wins after entering conference play with a 7-6 record. They need a similarly big effort in th...
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