Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 3/23/12
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University of Louisville basketball was gone for a while but it’s back.Back in the Elite Eight, but with even higher, much higher, expectations. Rick Pitino said it himself after UofL’s 57-44 win over Michigan State, he’s looking forward to a reunion, a return to the Final Four. Much more than that, however, “We want to win a national championship.”Focused like a laser, spending every waking minute on the objective. His team wants it, too, but they’re not getting ahead of themselves, taking it one game at a time. Michigan State was next in line.Pitino’s team picking apart a Tom Izzo team that felt comfortable in its own skin, a team with few visible weaknesses, a powerhouse constructed on rebounding and second chance baskets.  All but exposing Draymond Green, turning him into a turnover machine, forcing him into six errors, leaving him angry and frustrated, at one point attempting to run over Russ Smith. Forcing a team averaging only 12 turnovers per game into 15 big ones, each one ...
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