2013 NCAA Men's Tournament

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Watching film of Louisville demolishing Colorado State is going to be scary enough for anyone who has to face the Cardinals over the next two weeks.

Hearing what coach Rick Pitino said afterward is going to be downright terrifying.

"We can play much better," Pitino said. "This is the best we have played so far at both ends of the floor. ... But we can definitely get better and improve."

It's tough to see how.

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No matter where he's coaching or who his team is facing, Rick Pitino has never liked playing the first game of the NCAA tournament as a top seed.

"Normally your guys get a little tight, say, `We're a 1 seed, uh-oh, we could lose this game,'" the Louisville coach said. "And you start playing not to lose rather than to win."

Look at fellow No. 1 Gonzaga, nearly leveled by little Southern out in the West Region. Or third-seeded New Mexico, which got schooled by Harvard.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky may not be making an appearance on the hardwood at Rupp Arena, but the second and third-rounds of the 2013 NCAA tournament this week promise large crowds and a sizeable economic boost for Lexington.

Rupp Arena To Host NCAA Tournament Games

Oct 9, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The basketball home of the Kentucky Wildcats will be a host site for the 2013 NCAA Men's Tournament.  According to the organization’s website, Rupp Arena will host second and third round games March 21st and the 23rd.