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Rick Pitino

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  • Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever

    Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever
    Contrary to rumor, Kentucky will not replace the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs. But as the Wildcats storm closer to the first perfect season in 39 years, one question is becoming louder. Is this the greatest college basketball team ever? No, though...
  • Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo

    Great Coaches? Don't Ever Count Out Tom Izzo
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Using the Jeff Jacobs eyeball metric, a metric not nearly as scientific as FiveThirtyEight over at ESPN, Rick Pitino is the best game manager in college basketball. Of course, when I wrote that three years ago, Jim Calhoun opened a...
  • Five regional semifinalists sweet, but ACC needs to end Final Four drought

    Five regional semifinalists sweet, but ACC needs to end Final Four drought
    Absent remarkable stamina, a forgiving boss, Dan Patrick’s man cave and Jerry Lucas’ memory, absorbing the NCAA tournament’s 48-games-in-four days opening salvo borders on impossible. You simply need some time to process it all before...
  • The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament

     The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament
    Their job is to make the head coach look good. And to leave opposing players in tears. When the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday, the players celebrate. Parents make travel plans. Head coaches knock out media responsibilities. The assistants in...
  • NCAA tournament roundup: Day 4

    NCAA tournament roundup: Day 4
    Top seeds Wisconsin and Duke were among the NCAA tournament winners Sunday. No. 4 Louisville 66, No. 5 Northern Iowa 53: Terry Rozier had 25 points and seven assists, and Rick Pitino directed the undermanned, fourth-seeded Cards to a 66-53 victory...
  • Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic

    Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic
    The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out. So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...
  • Men's Basketball: UCI's historic run ends

    Men's Basketball: UCI's historic run ends
    Luke Nelson took his history final Thursday morning. About five hours later, the UC Irvine sophomore guard's attempt to delay finality to a historic men's basketball season bounded off the rim. Nelson's potential go-ahead three-pointer from about 26...
  • Mamadou Ndiaye makes a big difference for UC Irvine

    Mamadou Ndiaye makes a big difference for UC Irvine
    It doesn't matter the city or the setting, the day or occasion. It could be morning, afternoon, night or, as the case here, in comparison-inducing juxtaposition to the Space Needle. When you stand 7 feet 6, as Mamadou Ndiaye does, the world tends to...
  • UC Irvine isn't intimidated by Louisville's NCAA tournament history

    UC Irvine isn't intimidated by Louisville's NCAA tournament history
    UC Irvine is best advised to remember this in advance of its first NCAA basketball tournament game. It is competing against Louisville's basketball team, not its lore. Irvine definitely lost Thursday's release of pregame notes at the press table in...
  • UC Irvine vs. Louisville preview

    UC Irvine (21-12) vs. Louisville (24-8) When/where: Friday, 1:10 p.m. at KeyArena, Seattle TV: TBS Radio: Westwood One and KUCI 88.9 FM Key Anteaters: Sr. F Will Davis (12.9 points, 7.0 rebounds per game); So. G Luke Nelson (10.5 ppg); So. Mamadou...
  • No telling how your NCAA bracket will do, I mean it, don't tell me

    No telling how your NCAA bracket will do, I mean it, don't tell me
    And now, a public service announcement from your friends at Dude, Save Your Breath: Other than you, nobody really wants to hear how you're doing in your bracket. If anyone asks how you're doing in your bracket, be warned. They're doing it merely as a...