Pitino: Next Week is 'Judgment Week' for Cards

by Stephanie Crosby

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team’s final three games of the regular season are next week.

Coach Rick Pitino says those games will be crucial to determining if the team makes it into the NCAA Tournament, without relying on the results of the Big East tournament.

“We’ve got to win two out of the three, or we’re going to need the tournament, as so many teams are going to need the tournament,” says Crosby, “I’m sure Cincinnati says it’s going to need the tournament. So it is truly judgment week.”

The 18-and-ten Cards play Connecticut on Sunday and Marquette on Tuesday, both games are on the road. After that, they’ll have their final game in Freedom Hall next Saturday against Syracuse.