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Rick Pitino and the 12th ranked Louisville Cardinals will look to bounce back tonight from their five overtime loss to Notre Dame over the weekend as they host the St. John’s Red Storm. Louisville opened as a 19-point favorite, but that line has quickly dropped the 17.
Louisville leads the all time series 10-4 and has won six of the last seven meetings between the two schools. St. John’s last win against Louisville came in 2010 in Madison Square Garden.
St. John’s had a rough start to the season, but has been playing very well as of late. They’ve won six of their last eight games, including wins over Notre Dame and UConn. St. John’s has an RPI of 52 and a win over a team like Louisville would likely place them on the bubble for the NCAA tournament.
The Red Storm are coming off a 58-77 loss at Syracuse on Sunday. They played that game without their head coach, Steve Lavin, who was out due to the death of his father. He won’t be coaching tonight as well.
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Rick Pitino was set to travel to Evansville, IN., tonight to see Jaquan Lyle, a 6-foot-5 190-pound combo guard from Bosse High School. Lyle has been one of Louisville’s top targets in the 2014 class for over a year. He has taken multiple unofficial visits to Louisville and has the Cards in his most recently updated list along with Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Georgetown, NC State...
The Louisville basketball office informed media members yesterday evening that Rick Pitino would not be made available to take questions on Wednesday afternoon. Pitino was initially scheduled to have a press conference today, but it has been cancelled. Instead, Pitino will speak to the media for a few minutes prior to his radio show tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings.
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Despite losing four of their last seven games, Rick Pitino remains optimistic about the remainder of the regular season. During his radio show last night Pitino said his team has learned from their previous mistakes and he expects to win the rest of their games this season.
“We don’t worry about the past, we learn from the past,” says Pitino. “Our goal is to win the next...
On his radio show Wednesday night at Buffalo Wild Wings, Rick Pitino made a statement that seems to have caught a lot of people by surprise. Pitino said that after the season he will encourage juniors Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng along with sophomore Chane Behanan to test the NBA waters.
Pitino says he insists that all three players enter their name in the NBA draft to be evaluated...
Last year Rick Pitino was selected as a finalist to get the nod into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and was turned away by the committee. This year he has been selected as a finalist again and hopes to get in on round 2.
Pitino was the first coach in the NCAA to take 3 different teams to the Final Four (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville). When you look at Pitino’s stats...
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino met with the media on Wednesday night prior to his radio show at Buffalo Wild Wings. Pitino was previewing Thursday’s game against St. John’s but – obviously – answered more question’s about last Saturday’s historic five-overtime loss at Notre Dame. Cardinal Authority was there with this story and video:
Took a few days for Rick Pitino to get fight through the pain of blowing six opportunities to put Notre Dame away. The goal now is for the University of Louisville to sweep the last seven basketball games. Video: Jody Demling.
University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino said on Thursday night after a win over St. John’s that he has to get junior center Gorgui Dieng more rest. Cardinal Authority has what Pitino said and the reaction from Dieng.
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said his goal was seven in a row heading into the Big East Tournament. The Cardinals picked up the first one on Thursday night, using a huge second half by Russ Smith to run past St. John’s 72-58 at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals now play at South Florida on Sunday. Here are a few thoughts on the win over the Red Storm: