Thousands of fans packed, Downtown Louisville at Fourth Street Live to celebrate the Louisville Cardinals Final Four apperance. The Team, Mayor Greg Fischer, Athletic Director Tom Jurich, and Head Coach Rick Pitino were all in attendence.
Defense was at a premium in Freedom Hall on Friday as the Kentucky Derby Festival kicked off festivities with the Basketball Classic, the White team defeated the black team, 130-127. Three Indiana recruits, One Louisville recruit, and possibly one Kentucky recruit, as well as other Top recruits were all in action. Check out the sights and see how the players fared.
It had to happen sooner or later. Richard Pitino, Assistant Coach at the University of Louisville, and son of Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino, left the Uofl basketball team to become Head Coach at Florida International. Read my story on what this means for Louisville Basketball.
The brackets have been set and Louisville will be headed out West to Portland, Oregon. They will face the Davidson Wildcats in the 1st round game, the winner will be the winner of New Mexico vs Long Beach State. We take a look at the West Region in this article.
The Big East Tournament kicks off today. Day 1's marquee match-up of the day will be Depaul vs Uconn. Uconn will be attempting to make a tourney run, in order to gain some respect and dance. Louisville will face the winner of Providence/Seton Hall. Check out my picks here.
Louisville Falls to South Florida 58-51. It was the final game of the season in the KFC YUM! Center and Senior Night for the Cardinals. Seniors Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith tied with team highs, both getting 13 points. Read my breakdown of the loss here.