6 biggest takeaways from Day 4 of the NCAA Tournament

The first weekend of NCAA Tournament play has come to a close, and if you can piece together the pieces of your ripped up bracket, it’s easy to see how much mayhem we witnessed in just four days.In four days we lost a number one seed and two number two seeds. Teams perceived as possible champions are flying home this weekend empty-handed, while others have re-affirmed themselves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan vs. Louisville a rematch of 2013 NCAA title game

INDIANAPOLIS -- For Louisville coach Rick Pitino, it's always a pleasure and a challenge preparing for a John Beilein-coached team, whether it's Michigan in the 2013 NCAA Tournament championship game or Sunday's Midwest Regional second-round game in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. No. 2 seed Louisville (25-8) advanced Friday with a 78-63 first-round victory against Jacksonville State, while...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Pitino almost took Michigan job in 2001

The Latest on Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 3:20 p.m. Louisville coach Rick Pitino could be standing on the opposite sideline for Sunday's game - if not for a change of heart 16 years ago. The two-time national champion acknowledged that he briefly accepted the Michigan job one morning in 2001 before a conversation with his wife prompted him to call back university...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gophers coach Pitino's father proud of his perseverance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Richard Pitino's first real memory of March Madness stands as one of the defining moments in college basketball history -- and a day that most Kentucky fans have spent 25 years trying to forget. He was 9 years old in The Spectrum in Philadelphia on March 28, 1992, watching his father Rick coach Kentucky to the brink of the Final Four against defending champion Duke...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

5 coaches you can bank on during March Madness

There are a lot of factors to look at when filling out your bracket once March Madness rolls around. Who’s coming in on a hot streak? Who has the sort of player that can take over and win a game on their own? How many experienced upperclassmen does each team have to turn to when the pressure is on?Due to the very nature of college basketball, roster turnover is high, and it’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Freaks Out At Fan, Is Held Back During Heated Shouting Match

It’s been a contentious week for high-profile coaches in the Bluegrass State. On Tuesday night, University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari heard it from Missouri fans in the form of “Cal, you suck” chants, flustering the coach and putting an end to his halftime interview on ESPN. One night later, University of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino kicked it up a notch, as...
Via NESN.com
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino calls heckling UNC fan ‘coward,’ says it was not a student

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan as he was heading into the tunnel at halftime Wednesday night, and the Louisville coach blasted the fan after the game. He also noted that the fan was not a UNC student.While he did not reveal exactly what it was that the fan said to him, Pitino said he has less patience for heckling fans who are not students...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Pitino, UNC fan get into heated shouting match at halftime

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was irate over some heckling from a UNC fan during halftime of Wednesday’s game at the Dean E. Smith Center. It’s unclear what the fan said to him, as Pitino did not reveal the details, but he did say he was upset because it was an adult doing the heckling, rather than a student. So when the male said something he didn’t like, Pitino defended...
Via The Sports Daily
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino had to be restrained from attacking “coward” North Carolina fan after taunt

Rick Pitino was leaving the court at halftime of Louisville’s 74-63 loss at North Carolina Wednesday night when a fan said something, well, not very nice. Pitino was not having it, understandably. Here’s video of the incident: Pitino was livid! He kept returning fire all the way up the tunnel! And you probably didn’t think the culprit was going to look like that guy, did you...
Via The Comeback
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino restrained from going after North Carolina fan

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino had to be restrained from going after a North Carolina fan while heading into the tunnel at halftime of his team’s game in Chapel Hill on Wednesday.Pitino’s Cardinals entered halftime trailing the Tar Heels 33-30 in a close ACC game. It’s unclear what the fan said to enrage him, but Pitino was clearly fired up and had to be held back by some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

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