Found March 20, 2013 on
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Rick Pitino met with the media yesterday afternoon to briefly recap the Cards Big East championship and preview the NCAA tournament. Pitino was asked to share his thoughts on his team being the overall favorite. He went on to say that he wasn’t aware that many were picking Louisville to win it all and that he hopes they’re right. Pitino also added that as long as Digger Phelps keeps picking against Louisville, they’ll be fine. [H/T @UofLSherrif50]
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There are several numbers you can point to if you want to make the argument it'll be Rick Pitino's Louisville team that cuts down the nets in Atlanta on April 8.
Point to the fact that the Cardinals' pressure-filled defense is second in the nation in steals per game and turnover margin, behind only Virginia Commonwealth. Mention that they're second in the nation...
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino calls out ESPN analyst Digger Phelps' basketball knowledge, stating "that man knows nothing."
After Rick Pitino called out Digger Phelps for picking Louisville to go down in the Sweet 16, fans took to Twitter to hilariously hate on the ESPN analyst.
ATLANTA -- The selection committee did not do the Louisville Cardinals, the NCAA tournament's No. 1 overall seed, any favors in the Midwest region.
If Louisville coach Rick Pitino is to capture his second national title, he will have to guide his team through one of the most dangerous regionals: the other top seeds in the Midwest, Nos. 1 through 6, are Duke, Michigan State,...
Louisville Cardinals forward Chane Behanan was rejected by the rim on a dunk attempt in the first half of Thursday's NCAA tournament game against North Carolina A&T.
Fortunately Behanan's miss didn't matter much, as top-seeded Louisville rolled over the 16th-seeded Aggies 79-48.
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Louisville's Chane Behanan took off for an earth-shattering dunk against North Carolina A&T in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but got rejected by the rim.
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The bitter rivalry between the University of Louisville and Kentucky has been elevated several notches because of UofL’s remarkable success and UK’s abysmal failure in basketball. Karma depends on where one’s loyalty stands.
Louisville performed as expected, winding up as the No. 2 team in the Associated Press poll while being awarded the No. 1 in the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky...
First Practice: March 20
Spring Game: April 13
With Teddy Bridgewater entering his third season at quarterback and riding high from that shocking upset of Florida in the Sugar Bowl, there hasn’t been a spring practice this exciting around Louisville in decades (probably ever).
This will be Louisville’s final year in the Big East (until they give me a new name I don’t...
TEAM TO BEAT: Louisville. The won a wicked Big East tournament and get a very favorable venue list to get to the Final Four. I buy into the notion that guard play is paramount in the NCAA tournament and the Cardinals have that in spades. TEAM THAT WILL WIN THE REGION: Louisville. I think it is laid out pretty well for Rick Pitino's bunch. Short trips to Lexington and Indianapolis...
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Of the 26 active NCAA Division I coaches with Final Four experience, 20 of them are bringing teams to this season’s Big Dance.
That’s nearly a third of the 64 teams that will be alive starting tomorrow, and it’s something to keep in mind when making your final bracket selections.
Coaches like Pitino, Krzyzewski and Izzo make the Midwest bracket very top-heavy.
The University of Louisville began preparations for the 2013 season on Wednesday afternoon with the start of spring practice. Head coach Charlie Strong and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater visited with the media following day one.