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Louisville coach Rick Pitino (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Louisville, Michigan Look To Create Lasting Bond With NCAA Title

Rick Pitino knows how lasting one more win would be. It would give everyone a reason to stay connected. It would create a lifetime bond.

04/08/2013

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) and Michigan head coach John Beilein (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Louisville, Michigan Ready For NCAA Title Showdown

The matchup of Louisville and Michigan could produce a memorable NCAA title game.

04/07/2013

Russ Smith, Gorgui Dieng  and Chane Behanan of the Louisville Cardinals. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Louisville Playing Harder After Ware’s Stomach-Turning Injury

Following the compound leg fracture to Kevin Ware, the Louisville Cardinals say they’re “playing harder.”

04/06/2013

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Giglio: Mike Rice Fallout Puts Further Damper On Collegiate Athletics, Final Four

The jig is up for the NCAA. No longer is the product pure or different than the money-grabbing, greedy professional product. Enjoy the Final Four for what it is this weekend: Basketball. Nothing more, nothing less.

04/05/2013

Rick Pitino and the Louisville Cardinals in the 2013 NCAA Tournament (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rothstein: What You Need To Know Ahead Of 2013 Final Four

Can the Shockers continue their surge? It all depends on how they handle Louisville’s relentless pressure.

04/05/2013

Kevin Ware (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Louisville’s Pitino Says Kevin Ware ‘In Very Good Spirits’ After Gruesome Injury

Kevin Ware is already up and walking, and he’s got a nice souvenir to keep him company until he’s cleared to return to Louisville.

04/02/2013

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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even 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.

04/01/2013

Only Michigan (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Syracuse (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), Louisville (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) and Wichita State (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) left in NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Tournament Down To Final Four: Michigan, Syracuse, Louisville And Wichita State

After a season of uncertainty, there’s a clear favorite heading to the Final Four. The Louisville Cardinals.

04/01/2013

The Louisville Cardinals celebrate with the Midwest regional champion trophy after they won 85-63 against the Duke Blue Devils. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Louisville Perseveres Over Duke After Ware’s Gruesome Leg Injury

After Kevin Ware’s scary leg injuy, Louisville persevered over the Duke Blue Devils and into the Final Four.

03/31/2013

Christophe Varidel of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles reacts in the second half while taking on the San Diego State Aztecs during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & More

Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.

03/29/2013

Brad Stevens (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Is This Year’s NCAA Tournament Really Up For Grabs? It’s Time To Find Out

64 teams. 32 contests. All going down in an exhilarating — and, yes, exhausting — two-day mosh pit of hoops.

03/21/2013

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Breaking Down The NCAA Tournament Bracket

Here’s the breakdown on NCAA tournament favorites, dark horses and underdogs.

03/18/2013

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Russ Smith Plays Through Grief

Russ 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.

03/18/2013

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Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College Basketball

It’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.

03/18/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The 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.

03/18/2013

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