WATCH: Fan Essentials: Best Tournament Coach EverFan Essentials looks at the legendary coaches who have made NCAA Tournament history, though not this year.
Richard Pitino Defends Father In Louisville ScandalThe University of Minnesota men's basketball season is here. That's right, they've been at work for some time but Wednesday was media day at Williams Arena. The day brought the media out to ask the head coach questions about his father's program.
No. 8 Louisville Beats Minnesota 81-68Montrezl 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.
Richard Pitino Gears Up To Play Against Dad In Season OpenerEver challenge your dad to a game of horse in the driveway? Well, that's kind of what it'll be like for Richard Pitino Friday night, only on a slightly bigger scale.
Rick Pitino, Son Richard Face Off In Season OpenerAsked 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."
Date, Time Set For Gophers/Louisville Match-Up In Puerto RicoThe 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.
Pitino, Gophers To Face Louisville in 2014-15 OpenerRichard 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.
Five Things: Missing McGary And Hancock Saves Cardinals...AgainThe 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?
Luke Hancock's Heroics Propel Louisville To NCAA TitleLuke Hancock's knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.
Good Question: What Is Winning The NCAA Tourney Worth?While getting to the Final Four is a big deal, winning it is even bigger. But how much do schools directly benefit from winning the championship game?
Louisville Beats Michigan 82-76 For NCAA TitleRick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.
Pitino Leads Class Of 7 Into Naismith Hall Of FameRick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.