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7:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Rick Pitino to Join Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday

Rick Pitino
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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame today.

Pitino, who guided the Cardinals to a national title in April, is part of a seven member class that includes retired NBA players Bernard King and Gary Payton and former coaches Guy Lewis and Jerry Tarkanian.

The group will be inducted this  afternoon in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Local News
3:35 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

President Obama Honors Louisville Cardinals at White House

University of Louisville/Kenny Klein

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team was honored at the White House today for winning the 2013 NCAA championship.

President Obama commended the team for its 16 game winning streak that ended with a victory over Michigan in the title game in Atlanta.

"Today we’re here to celebrate a Louisville team that always played hard, that always worked together, that stayed focused on one singular goal, and that is to bust my bracket," Obama joked. 

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Local News
10:47 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

U of L Falls to UConn in Women's NCAA Title Game

A community celebration for both U of L teams will be held today (Wed) at the KFC Yum Center.   The University of Louisville women’s basketball team’s run toward an NCAA championship has ended with their defeat in the title game.

The fifth-seeded Cardinals fell to top seed Connecticut  93-60 tonight in New Orleans.

U of L got off to an early lead but couldn’t hold off the Huskies for long, trailing by 19 points at halftime.

UConn won its eighth national title, tying Tennessee for the most women’s championships.

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Local News
11:46 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Cards Win!

The Louisville Cardinals have won the school's third NCAA men's basketball title and their first in 27 years,  defeating Michigan 82-76  tonight at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Luke Hancock made four straight three-pointers in the first half, and Peyton Siva and Chane Behanan had monster second halves to lead the top-seeded Cardinals (35-5) to their first national title since 1986.

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Local News
2:30 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

UK Reaches Elite Eight in Women's NCAA Tournament

For the third time in four years, the Kentucky Wildcats have advanced to the Elite Eight round of the women’s NCAA basketball tournament.

Second-seeded UK defeated number six seed Delaware 69-62 today in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The Wildcats will face top-seeded Connecticut Monday for a trip to the Final Four.

Jennifer O’Neill led Kentucky with 19 points;  A’dia Mathies added 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

Local News
9:45 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Louisville Cards Advance to NCAA Elite Eight

Russ Smith matched his career high with 31 points to lead three Cardinals in double figures, and top-seeded Louisville overcame its toughest test yet in a 77-69 victory over Oregon on Friday night in the men's NCAA tournament.

Kevin Ware added 11 and Gorgui Dieng had 10 points and nine rebounds for Louisville, which has now won 13 straight.

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Local News
3:29 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Pitino 'Having a Blast' as Cards Resume Tournament Run

WFPL file photo/Rick Howlett

The Louisville Cardinals will try to keep their Final Four hopes alive tonight with a victory over Oregon in the men’s NCAA tournament.

Top-seeded U of L will take on the Ducks in a Midwest Region semifinal in Indianapolis.

Last year, coach Rick Pitino led the Cards to their first Final Four appearance in seven years, losing to Kentucky in the national semifinal. If U of L gets by Oregon, the Cards will face either Duke or Michigan State for a shot at their second straight Final Four berth.

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Local News
12:13 am
Fri March 29, 2013

IU Ousted From NCAA Tournament, 61-50

The Indiana Hoosiers have been eliminated from the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.

IU, the number one seed in the East Region, fell to Syracuse  61-50 Thursday night  in Washington, D.C.  

The Hoosiers finish the season with a 29-7 record.   Syracuse will face Marquette Saturday for a trip to the Final Four.    Victor Oladipo led IU in scoring with 16 points; Christian Watford added 13.

Indiana, the Big Ten regular season champs this year, was vying for its first NCAA Elite Eight appearance since 2002.  

Local News
1:14 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Louisville Cards Prepping for Friday's NCAA Matchup with Oregon

U of L Coach Rick Pitino
WFPL file photo/Rick Howlett

The Louisville Cardinals are in Indianapolis, preparing for tomorrow night’s men’s NCAA Tournament matchup with Oregon.

The Cards meet the Ducks in a Midwest Region semifinal.     U of L coach Rick Pitino says 12th seeded Oregon may be the most underrated team in the tournament.    They advanced with double digit victories over Oklahoma State and St. Louis.

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Local News
4:53 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

IU Meets Syracuse in First NCAA Matchup Since '87 Title Game

The Indiana Hoosiers return to action tomorrow  in the Sweet Sixteen round of the men’s NCAA tournament.

Five years after Tom Crean took over a program that had only two returning starters, he has Indiana two wins from reaching its first Final Four since 2002.

The top-seeded Hoosiers face number four seed Syracuse in the NCAA regional semifinals.

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