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Rick Pitino

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  • 'Canes rally comes up short at Louisville

    'Canes rally comes up short at Louisville
    Miami had a chance to pull off an upset, but Louisville escaped the battle between two teams seeking an NCAA Tournament resume boost. The Cardinals found a way to deliver during crunch time, while the Hurricanes faltered. After struggling at the...
  • Offense struggling, Louisville clamps down on defense to deflect Miami

    LOUISVILLE The way Coach Rick Pitino saw it, 12th-ranked Louisville's 55-53 victory over Miami on Saturday came down to defense. "Our defense had to win it for us," Pitino said. "... In the second half, I said, 'Let's just play defense every possession....
  • Christmas leads Syracuse past No. 12 Louisville 69-59

    Rakeem Christmas made amends — and then some. Syracuse's standout senior center rebounded from his worst game of the season, scoring 29 points and blocking four shots, and Syracuse beat No. 12 Louisville 69-59 on Wednesday night. Reeling from a 5-...
  • Cal State Northridge plays short-handed in wake of school decision

    Cal State Northridge plays short-handed in wake of school decision
    The end of the bench overflowed with Cal State Northridge basketball players dressed in sweats, the line of chairs snaking from the scorer's table to the corner of the court. A full bench, and near-empty bench. Only three of the players were actually in...
  • Feedback Feb. 15: Academy name, Dean Smith, U.Va. and more

    What's in a name Ed: I'm calling in reference to an article of today's newspaper. It has to do with the STEAM Academy located at Fort Monroe. For some reason this feels like déjà vu all over again. I thought we agreed that when you use an acronym in an...
  • Ball security key for Virginia offense without injured Anderson

    Ball security key for Virginia offense without injured Anderson
    Virginia endured its second-worst shooting night of the season Saturday, missed 12-of-14 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc and lost the rebounding battle. Hardly a promising victory formula against the nation’s ninth-ranked team and a Hall of...
  • Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's?

    Are ACC's home courts more imposing than old Big East's?
    Virginia has won 20 consecutive home basketball games. Moreover, the Cavaliers have won 20 straight at John Paul Jones Arena versus ACC opponents. Duke’s home winning streak was 41 games prior to last week’s loss to Miami. Virginia Tech...
  • Humility, attention to detail marked Dean Smith's career, life

     Humility, attention to detail marked Dean Smith's career, life
    As the final seconds of his milestone victory melted away, the capacity crowd rose and chanted his name. Dean Smith was about to become major college basketball's all-time winningest coach, and his North Carolina Tar Heels, leading Colorado by 17 points,...
  • Virginia loses Justin Anderson, holds on for 52-47 win against Louisville

    Virginia loses Justin Anderson, holds on for 52-47 win against Louisville
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — Sitting near the end of the bench for the entire second half with his left hand in a bandage, Justin Anderson wasn’t going to be No. 3 Virginia’s hero against Louisville. Maybe U.Va. will soon find itself in a bind...
  • Brogdon scores 15 and defense excels as No. 3 Virginia holds off No. 9 Louisville, 52-47

    Virginia couldn't have been much better on defense in the first half against No. 9 Louisville. The way the third-ranked Cavaliers played it in the second half almost cost them the game. Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 for Virginia, which held the Cardinals...
  • Poised, rugged Virginia answers another challenge in Louisville

    Poised, rugged Virginia answers another challenge in Louisville
    CHARLOTTESVILLE – As a 13-point lead evaporated to four in the waning moments Saturday night, Virginia faithful couldn’t help but think: Is this Duke all over again? Then came a subtle, veteran move that embodies these Cavaliers, one that...