Category: Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino Credits Peyton Siva, Luke Hancock and Gorgui Dieng as the Reasons Why the Cardinals Won the National Championship

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Rick Pitino is a lucky man this week. He was elected to the Hall of Fame, his horse is headed to the Kentucky Derby, his son got a prominent head-coaching job in Minnesota and Pitino is also a national champion once again. The Louisville Cardinals rallied from a 12-point deficit to ...

Louisville Comes From Behind Again to Beat Michigan for a National Championship

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Things looked rocky in the national championship game for Louisville on Monday night when they fell behind Michigan by 12 points in the first half. But Luke Hancock helped the Cardinals come from behind again. They beat the Wolverines 82-76 to take a national championship back to Louisville. Luke Hancock, Rick ...

Louisville Comes From Behind to Beat Wichita State, Faces Michigan Tonight

Monday, April 8th, 2013

For most of Saturday's game, it appeared No. 9-seeded Wichita State was heading for the national championship game. Instead, Louisville -- the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament -- stormed back to beat the Shockers. Now the Cardinals get Michigan tonight with a national title on the line. Russ Smith, ...

Syracuse, Wichita State, Michigan and Louisville Advance to the Final Four

Monday, April 1st, 2013

What a weekend for college hoops. The Final Four is set in the NCAA tournament and it includes the top overall seed, a great Cinderella story and a pair of No. 4 seeds who had something to prove. Louisville will take on Wichita State and Michigan will face Syracuse in ...

Rick Pitino Wasn’t Surprised Louisville Got The No.1 Overall Seed And Compares This Cardinals Team To His 1996 Kentucky Team

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

There was way too much parity during the regular season of college basketball, but Rick Pitino's team came away with the top seed in the NCAA tournament. Louisville won the Big East tournament last weekend and will now play North Carolina A&T today at 6:50 PM (ET). The Cardinals head coach ...

Rick Pitino is a Little Surprised By Miami’s Play, But Still Believes Indiana is the Best Team in College Basketball

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was recently named among 12 finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Louisville currently sits at 21-5 overall and 9-4 in Big East play heading into the weekend. The Cardinals host Seton Hall on Saturday at noon. Rick Pitino joined 790 The Ticket in Miami ...

UCLA Coach Ben Howland: “There’s always going to be tough times that you have to fight your way through”

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Suspensions, injuries, departures, losses and an article in Sports Illustrated that delved into it all. That's pretty much what UCLA coach Ben Howland had to deal with this past season.  By season's end, Howland's team went 19-14 and didn't make the postseason. Despite it all, Howland says in the following interview ...

Legendary Coach Denny Crum Ranks Kentucky’s Anthony Davis Among Best College Players Ever

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Denny Crum has seen plenty of fantastic college basketball players come through over the last 50 years. He was an assistant at UCLA where he helped coach guys like Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton. He coached at Louisville from 1971 until 2001 and led the Cardinals to two national championships. All ...

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino: Kentucky Is In A Class By Themselves

Friday, February 24th, 2012

At one point this season, Rick Pitino had himself a top-five team. The Louisville Cardinals opened the season with a 12-0 run, but they're 9-7 since then, including a loss at Cincinnati last night. All of those games have come in Big East play except a 69-62 loss to Kentucky ...

Morehead State Pulls Off the First Upset in NCAA Tournament

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The first big day of the NCAA tournament didn’t disappoint.  There were several games that came down to last-second shots and, like always, there were a few upsets, but none was bigger than when Morehead State defeated Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals.  What is deemed as the biggest win ...