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Louisville-W. Kentucky Preview

Rick Pitino hopes Louisville received enough of a wake-up call from its last contest to prove beneficial in preparation for its only true non-conference road game. The veteran coach doesn't expect his undefeated No. 4 Cardinals to have an easy time Saturday when they look to continue their recent success over Western Kentucky. Amid its best start in three seasons and coming off a...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Remains At No. 4 In Both Polls

Photo: Andy Lyons – Getty Images With wins over Indiana and UNC-Wilmington last week, Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals remain at No. 4 in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Louisville will be back in action on Saturday at Western Kentucky. ASSOCIATED PRESS TOP 25 1. Kentucky 2. Duke 3. Arizona 4. Louisville 5. Wisconsin 6. Virginia 7. Villanova 8. Gonzaga...
Via The Cardinal Connect
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Montrezl Harrell Showed Extreme Leadership With Passionate Plea To His Teammates Following UNCW Win

Despite getting a double-digit win on Sunday night over UNC-Wilmington, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino wasn’t very happy with his team’s performance. In his post-game press conference that lasted less than two minutes, Pitino said his team was “hunting points” and that UNC-Wilmington outplayed them. It turns out Pitino wasn’t the only one upset with Louisville’s performance...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitino: They will pay a price

Coach Rick Pitino is not happy. Practice sessions are going to be even more grueling for members of the University of Louisville basketball team following a sluggish 68-57 over North Carolina Wilmington. Too much freelancing, players looking for shots instead of open teammates, not respecting the opponent until an 11-point lead is whittled down to two points with less than seven...
Via Louisville Card Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville 68 – UNC Wilmington 58: Pitino Not Pleased With His Team’s Performance

Photo: USA Today Sports In of the sloppiest games of the early season, Louisville was able to squeeze out a 68-57 win over Kevin Keatts and the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks. The former Pitino assistant had his team ready to play from the start. UNCW held a lead until the first TV timeout of the game. Fortunately Louisville found some rhythm and headed into halftime with a 32-28 lead...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State vs. Louisville: A game of differing styles

The identity of Rick Pitino teams holds true for this new Louisville squad: The Cardinals once again possess athletic defenders who close off passing lanes and revel in a high-energy, helter-skelter style of basketball. The victim Tuesday night was Ohio State, a team which — unlike Louisville — thrived in settled halfcourt situations. The Cardinals’ relentless defense —...
Via The Student Section
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino Thinks Tonight’s Game vs. Ohio State Should Produce Best Atmosphere In History Of Louisville’s Arena, Downplays Kentucky Atsmophere

Louisville basketball’s home arena, the KFC Yum! Center, is currently in its fifth season of operation. It’s played host to quite a few memorable contests in that short time, including a couple Louisville-Kentucky games.  Rick Pitino thinks tonight’s game against Ohio State could produce the best atmosphere in the history of the Cardinals’ home confines.  Rick Pitino thinks...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino 'played four white guys and an Egyptian' in blowout

One of the most lopsided games of the young 2014-15 men’s college basketball season took place in Louisville Monday night, as the Cardinals throttled Savannah State, 87-26. Rick Pitino’s squad, ranked No. 6 in the country, held the Tigers to seven first-half points.  Following the contest, Pitino was asked if there were times during the contest when he felt bad for his opponent...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Pitino calls releasing pre-March rankings 'a football thing'

Count Louisville coach Rick Pitino among those opposed to college basketball following in the footsteps of college football.  Nicole Auerbach of USA Today released a story Wednesday, revealing that the NCAA Tournament selection committee is thinking about releasing pre-March rankings in similar fashion to that of the College Football Playoff selection committee releasing its...
Via College Spun
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota to wear camouflage uniforms against Louisville

Minnesota’s men’s basketball team will be wearing some pretty awesome uniforms during its season opener this evening.  The Golden Gophers, who take on Louisville this evening in the Armed Forces Classic, will be sporting some great Nike camouflage uniforms.  Check them out:  Designed for Minnesota. Inspired by our troops. #ArmedForcesClassic14 pic.twitter.com/TBMaW71cMZ...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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