Montrezl Harrell had 30 points and Terry Rozier added 18 to help No. 8 Louisville beat Minnesota 81-68 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Asked what he might try to confuse a Minnesota team coached by the son who knows him well, Rick Pitino worked hard to keep a straight face. “We’ve never played a triangle-and-two (defense), he will not be ready for it,” the Hall of Fame coach at Louisville said as Richard Pitino smiled while sitting beside him. “Their backcourt is something that must be stopped and it’s something that I’m going to try for the first time in my coaching career.”
The University of Minnesota announced Thursday the date and time has been set for the Gophers men’s basketball team to face off against Louisville in the Armed Forces Classic. Richard Pitino and the Gophers will face Rick Pitino and the Cardinals at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN.
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A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.
Authorities have identified a Minnesota man as the person struck and killed by a vehicle in the dark parking lot of a southern Indiana truck stop. The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Friday that 58-year-old Billy Ray Evans of Hill City, Minn., died at the scene when he was hit by a large truck. Evans was found on the ground Thursday night at a truck stop just off Interstate 65 near the town of Memphis, about 15 miles north of Louisville, Ky.
Richard Pitino will recognize the coach down the sideline next season when the Gophers men’s basketball team opens its 2014-15 regular season. That’s because it will be his father as they face Louisville in the 2014 Armed Forces Classic in Puerto Rico at the U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station Borinquen.
Baylor’s Bryce Petty is probably on the outside looking in on the Heisman Trophy, but a trip to New York for the ceremony is well within reach.
Teddy Bridgewater may be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, but his best bet to become Louisville’s first Heisman Trophy winner in school history will come from putting up huge numbers and seeing other candidates take a stumble.
Gov. Mark Dayton is traveling to Kentucky this weekend for a meeting of the Democratic Governors Association where he also has plans to take in the Kentucky Derby.
Most pundits expected Louisville to be in the national championship game, but no one expected Luke Hancock to play an important role.
The preseason No. 2 team finishes 35-5 and wins 16 in a row to close the season, culminating with a national championship. No dominant team in college basketball this year?
But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?
Relentless Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.
University of Michigan basketball fans in Ann Arbor took the heartbreaking loss as well as could be expected.