Pitino: California is Dangerously Underrated

by Stephanie Crosby University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says his team is up against a dangerously underrated California team in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cards were given a nine-seed after an early exit from the Big East Tournament last week. They’ll face eighth-seeded California Friday night in Jacksonville. Pitino… Continue reading Pitino: California is Dangerously Underrated

Big East Tournament Underway in New York

by Stephanie Crosby Big East tournament play started today in New York. The University of Louisville men’s basketball team joins the action Wednesday night against Cincinnati. Coach Rick Pitino says Saturday’s emotional win over then-number-one-ranked Syracuse has boosted the team’s spirits. “I think they feel real good about themselves,” says Pitino. “I’m not sure if any… Continue reading Big East Tournament Underway in New York

Cards Win Freedom Hall Finale

By Rick Howlett The University of Louisville men’s basketball team defeated top-ranked Syracuse 78-68 Saturday before a record crowd in the Cards’ final game at Freedom Hall. Sophomore Kyle Kuric came off the bench to score 22 points for U of L, which is now all but guaranteed a spot in the NCAA tournament. The… Continue reading Cards Win Freedom Hall Finale

Freedom Hall to Host Final UofL Game Tomorrow

by Stephanie Crosby The final game of University of Louisville men’s basketball in Freedom Hall takes place tomorrow afternoon. The 19-and-11 Cardinals face the number-one ranked Syracuse, a team they defeated earlier this season. Coach Rick Pitino says they had no idea Syracuse would be so dominant this year, but it’s a great ending to… Continue reading Freedom Hall to Host Final UofL Game Tomorrow

Cards Face Connecticut Today

by Stephanie Crosby The final three games of the University of Louisville men’s basketball team’s regular season are this week. The 18-and-ten Cardinals face the 17-and-eleven Connecticut Huskies this afternoon. Senior guard Edgar Sosa says both teams are looking to finish their seasons strong, so they can make it to the NCAA Tournament. “There’s going… Continue reading Cards Face Connecticut Today

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… Continue reading Pitino: Next Week is 'Judgment Week' for Cards

Louisville Opens Big East Play Tomorrow

The defending Big East champion Louisville men’s basketball team opens Big East play tomorrow night against South Florida. The nine-and-three Cards face ten-and-two USF at Freedom Hall. Coach Rick Pitino says the team can’t think about the game Saturday against rival Kentucky, because the consequences of the USF game are too great. “If we don’t… Continue reading Louisville Opens Big East Play Tomorrow

Cards Prepare for Oral Roberts Tomorrow

After two straight home losses, Coach Rick Pitino says he’s re-working some aspects of his team’s strategy. The University of Louisville men’s basketball team fell at Freedom Hall to Charlotte and Western Carolina. Pitino says it would be easy to point to something like missed free throws as the culprit, but he thinks it’s a… Continue reading Cards Prepare for Oral Roberts Tomorrow

Pitino's Cards Down Three Guards

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team takes on Charlotte this weekend without three of its top guards. Guards Preston Knowles and Peyton Siva are still out for Saturday’s game, and guard Jerry Smith injured his Achilles in practice. Coach Rick Pitino says it’s a good chance to let some other players get game experience,… Continue reading Pitino's Cards Down Three Guards