March 25, 2015 |
Here are the NCAA men's basketball national champion teams since 1985 and the first-round NBA picks on their rosters: 1986 Louisville: Billy Thompson, Pervis Ellison ('89), Kenny Payne ('89) 1987 Indiana: None* 1988 Kansas: Danny Manning 1989 Michigan: Glen Rice, Rumeal Robinson ('90), Loy Vaught ('90), Terry Mills ('90) 1990 UNLV: Larry Johnson ('91), Stacey Augmon ('91), Greg Anthony ('91) 1991 Duke: Christian Laettner ('92), Bobby Hurley ('92), Grant Hill ('92)
April 10, 2013 |
ATLANTA - At 11:45 a.m. Monday, in a ballroom with a few hundred people, Rick Pitino was officially announced as part of the Nasimith Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2013. At 11:45 p.m., 1.5 miles away before 75,000 fans in a giant dome, Pitino became the first coach to win an NCAA championship with two schools. His Louisville team withstood an incredible offensive assault from Michigan and won, 82-76. Pitino grew up in the shadow of Madison Square Garden, was a freshman point guard at Massachusetts on a team that had a senior named Julius Erving.
March 30, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville survived its first test. Russ Smith matched his career high with 31 points to lead three Cardinals in double figures, and top-seeded Louisville showed it can win close games, too, beating Oregon, 77-69, on Friday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals. Kevin Ware added 11, and Gorgui Dieng had 10 points and nine rebounds for Louisville, which has won 13 straight. Coach Rick Pitino improved to 11-0 in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament. "We dug ourselves a pretty big hole and weren't able to come back," Oregon coach Dana Altman said.
March 19, 2013
1 LOUISVILLE Record: 29-5, 14-4 Big East, tied for 1st. RPI: 3. Coach: Rick Pitino (27th season, 654-235 overall; 302-111 in 11 seasons at Louisville; 42-16 NCAA). Best win: 78-61 vs. Syracuse, March 16. Worst loss: 73-64 vs. Villanova, Jan. 22. Three-pointers: 33.1 percent. Free throws: 71.2 percent. Top three: Russ Smith (18.1 ppg., 3.6 rpg., 2.0 spg.), Gorgui Dieng (10.0 ppg., 9.9 rpg., 2.5 bpg.), Peyton Siva (10.0 ppg., 5.9 apg., 2.2 spg.). The skinny: The Cardinals, a Final Four participant last season and this year's Big East tourney champs, used a suffocating press to force 18.7 turnovers per game.
March 12, 2013
Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono was a unanimous selection to the Big East all-rookie team announced Sunday. The 6-foot-3 Arcidiacono, a Neshaminy High graduate who is the Wildcats' second-leading scorer, joined forward Jakarr Sampson of St. John's as unanimous selections to the team in voting by Big East coaches. Arcidiacono averaged 12.2 points and finished fourth in the Big East with 67 three-point baskets. The Big East also announced its all-conference teams Sunday, and Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston received a berth on the third team.
March 11, 2013 |
Pierre Jackson had 28 points and 10 assists as Baylor shocked visiting Kansas, 81-58, on Saturday to keep the No. 4 Jayhawks from the outright Big 12 regular-season title. Even after their worst loss in seven years, however, Kansas (26-5, 14-4) will still be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. The Jayhawks had won the previous four Big 12 titles outright but now have to share this one with rival Kansas State, which also lost Saturday. The Bears improved to 18-13, 9-9. Louisville 73, Notre Dame 57 - Gorgui Dieng had 20 points, 11 rebounds, and five blocks to help the No. 8 Cardinals (26-5, 14-4 Big East)
January 29, 2013 |
RUSS SMITH and Gorgui Dieng combined for 34 points and sealed the game with four free throws in the final 12 seconds as No. 12 Louisville ended a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 victory over visiting Pittsburgh on Monday night. Louisville, which has slumped since 2 weeks ago being No. 1, saw an 11-point second-half lead cut to 60-58 on Tray Woodall's three-pointer with 13.3 seconds remaining. That was one of seven threes by Pitt over the final 13:18. Dieng made two free throws with 12.7 seconds left for a four-point lead, and after the Panthers' Lamar Patterson shot an air ball with 6 seconds left, Smith followed with two more free throws for a 64-58 lead with 4.2 seconds left.
January 23, 2013 |
Villanova came into Tuesday night's game as the sloppiest ballhandling team in the Big East and Louisville, its opponent, came in as the team that loved to feast on mistakes. But the Wildcats overcame their turnovers, 19 on this night, with clutch shooting from three-point range and the free-throw line and pulled off a 73-64 upset of the fifth-ranked Cardinals in a Big East game at the Wells Fargo Center. Villanova (12-7, 3-3 Big East) overcame a six-point deficit to break a three-game losing streak.
January 10, 2013 |
Myles Mack scored 13 points, including two free throws with 32 seconds to play, and Rutgers beat St. John's, 58-56, on Wednesday night at New York's Madison Square Garden. Both teams' spread offenses used up quite a bit of the 35-second shot clock each possession. The final three minutes became mostly a free-throw shooting contest, and Rutgers prevailed even though the Scarlet Knights (11-3, 2-1 Big East) made just 3 of 5 from the line over the final 32 seconds. The Red Storm (9-6, 1-2)
November 27, 2012 |
LOUISVILLE junior center Gorgui Dieng is out 4 to 6 weeks with a broken left wrist, the school announced. Dieng will have a screw inserted into his scaphoid bone Tuesday at the Kleinert Kutz Hand Center. The 6-11 junior broke his wrist on Friday against Missouri. Cardinals coach Rick Pitino said in a statement Monday that "with a little luck," Dieng will return for the start of Louisville's Big East schedule in January. With Dieng sidelined, 6-10 sophomore center Zach Price, 6-9 senior forward Stephan Van Treese and 6-8 freshman center Montrezl Harrell will try to fill the void.