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Records for the NCAA Sweet 16 coaches

Wednesday morning I wrote on the coaches with teams in the Sweet 16 and how this year experience apparently matters. Seven of the 16 coaches are at least 60 years old. Fourteen of the 16 are at least 50. Nine … Continue reading

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Surprise, surprise, Louisville’s Chris Jones is back

When Rick Pitino said on the pre-game show before Louisville played Syracuse on Wednesday night that suspended guard Chris Jones might not return to the team for the rest of the season, you knew what was about to happen.

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Rick Pitino on Cats: “I’m impressed how humble they are”

LOUISVILLE — My scouting mission took me to the Yum Center on Tuesday night to write about Louisville and the fourth-ranked Cards’ 80-55 win over Reggie Theus and Cal State-Northridge in advance of Saturday’s showdown with top-ranked Kentucky. “They’re just … Continue reading

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BBL: Counting down to UK-UCLA on Saturday

Big Blue Links for Friday: John Calipari says UCLA’s lack of depth could actually work to the Bruins’ advantage, reports Jerry Tipton of the Herald-Leader. Calipari said his three best teams played six or seven players. Those teams were his … Continue reading

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BBL: ECU’s Lincoln Riley asked about Kentucky job

Big Blue Links for Monday: Bench bails out UK women in 71-55 win over Belmont, reports Jennifer Smith of Herald-Leader. “We just don’t seem to really try to play our best,” UK coach Matthew Mitchell said. “It just seems like … Continue reading

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Rick Pitino: Louisville not on Kentucky’s level — yet

After Louisville whipped Indiana 94-74 Tuesday night at MSG in the Jimmy V Classic, Rick Pitino said he doesn’t think his Cards are the same level as Kentucky. Not yet, anyway. “I think Kentucky and Duke are at the highest … Continue reading

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BBL: Writer says Texas has horses to play with UK

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John Calipari references Rick Pitino on post-game show

On his post-game radio show, John Calipari apparently talked about fan criticism, even joking that some Kentucky fans want Rick Pitino back.

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Rick Pitino on Kentucky one-and-done and platoons

ESPN’s Andy Katz talked to Louisville coach Rick Pitino about Kentucky’s one-and-done culture and John Calipari’s plan to use a platoon system.

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Louisville basketball freshman Shaqquan Aaron not yet eligible

The Courier-Journal reports that Louisville basketball freshman Shaqquan Aaron has not yet been cleared by the NCAA. Coach Rick Pitino acknowledged that during his radio show on Tuesday, and U of L sports information director Kenny Klein confirmed to the … Continue reading

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