Rick Pitino

Coaches No One Wants To Face Finally Face Each OtherIf your teams are already back in class, you could do worse than adopt Izzo and the seventh-seeded Michigan State Spartans.
No. 3 Louisville Ready To Defend National Title Louisville has reloaded and ready to chase another national championship.
Louisville Coach Chasing Derby Win As A Co-Owner Rick Pitino became a Hall of Famer and an NCAA champion on the same day. Now the Louisville basketball coach is positioned to become a Kentucky Derby-winning owner if Goldencents wins on Saturday.
Five Things: Missing McGary And Hancock Saves Cardinals...AgainThe preseason No. 2 team finishes 35-5 and wins 16 in a row to close the season, culminating with a national championship. No dominant team in college basketball this year?
Luke Hancock's Heroics Propel Louisville To NCAA TitleLuke Hancock's knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.
Pitino Leads Class Of 7 Into Naismith Hall Of FameRick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Rothstein: Louisville, Michigan Set To Give Us A ThrillThe season that none of us could predict is set to give us a title game that none of us will forget.
Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays AliveEven with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.
Rothstein: Friday's Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & MoreFlorida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament -- but they're not going to beat Florida.
Russ Smith Plays Through GriefRuss Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.
Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College BasketballIt’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
Big East: One More Time, With FeelingThe death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.