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7:45 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Louisville Beats Michigan 82-76 For NCAA Title

The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA men's basketball championship at the Georgia Dome Monday night in Atlanta.
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ATLANTA - Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.

Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

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Sports
10:23 am
Sun March 24, 2013

Louisville Runs Over Colorado State 82-56 To Reach NCAA Sweet 16

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.

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7:59 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Top Seeded Louisville Stays Above The Upset Fray

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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