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October 18, 2012
  COACHES' PRESEASON POLL 1. Louisville 2. Syracuse 3. Notre Dame 4. Cincinnati 5. Georgetown 6. Pittsburgh 7. Marquette 8. USF 9. Connecticut 10. St. John's 11. Rutgers 12. Villanova 13. DePaul 14. Seton Hall 15. Providence PLAYER OF THE YEAR Peyton Siva, Louisville ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Steven Adams, Pittsburgh FIRST TEAM Sean Kilpatrick,...
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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.
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January 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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November 6, 2012
Last year's season champion: Syracuse (17-1 conference, 34-3 overall). Last year's tournament champion: Louisville (defeated Cincinnati, 50-44). Top returning players: Peyton Siva (Louisville, 5-11 senior guard, 5.6 apg.); Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati, 6-4 junior guard, 14.3 ppg.); Otto Porter (Georgetown, 6-8 sophomore forward, 9.7 ppg.); Jack Cooley (Notre Dame, 6-9 senior forward, 8.9 rpg.); Anthony Collins (South Florida, 6-1 sophomore guard, 9.0 ppg.).
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October 27, 2012 | Associated Press
Another step in the return of the fabled Hoosiers basketball program came Friday. Indiana was ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press' preseason Top 25, a first for the Hoosiers since 1979-80, when they were coached by Bob Knight and the three-point line was still in the experimental phase. The Hoosiers and their fans are quite familiar with the next two teams in the voting: Louisville and Kentucky. The three schools are from the basketball-rabid area known as "Kentuckiana. " Nos. 1, 2, and 3 are all within an easy drive of each other and they are schools which have known basketball success over the years and recently, as well.
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March 10, 2012 | Associated Press
Sean Kilpatrick keyed Cincinnati's early three-point barrage and scored 18 points as the Bearcats held on for a 71-68 victory over No. 2 Syracuse on Friday night in a semifinal of the Big East tournament. The fourth-seeded Bearcats (24-9) will meet Louisville, which beat Notre Dame in the other semifinal, in Saturday night's championship game in New York's Madison Square Garden. To get there, the Bearcats ended the 11-game winning streak of the top-seeded Orange (31-2). They did it with an incredible shooting performance over the opening 14 minutes of the game when they took a 17-point lead, and then by holding on as Syracuse was able to get within one point in the final seconds.
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December 25, 2011 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cheltenham's Ciara Andrews is one of four high school girls' basketball players who signed national letters of intent Friday to attend St. Joseph's next season. The others are Sarah Fairbanks of Elizabethtown, Pa.; Casey Smith of Danbury, Conn.; and Jordan Strode of Harrisburg, N.C. "We are excited about our 2012 recruiting class. All four of them are accomplished high school players and will bring both personal and team success to our program," Hawks coach Cindy Griffin said.
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March 23, 2012 | Associated Press
Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Gorgui Dieng anchored Louisville's stifling defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top-seeded Michigan State, 57-44, Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals in Phoenix. Louisville (29-9) smothered the NCAA tournament's best-shooting team with its matchup zone, getting good pressure from its guards up top and some big swats by Dieng, one of the nation's top shot-blockers. The Cardinals relied on three-point shooting in the first half and went inside during the second to befuddle the Spartans and earn a trip to the West final against either Marquette or Florida on Saturday.
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January 25, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Peyton Siva scored 16 points, and Louisville beat Villanova 84-74 on Wednesday night to return to .500 in the Big East after a rough start to conference play. Siva was brilliant late when the Cardinals (16-5, 4-4) needed him most. He made a turnaround jumper from 15 feet to give the Cardinals a 73-67 lead with 2:56 left, then made two sharp passes on the next two possession that led to points, including Jared Swopshire's three-pointer in the corner that made it 78-70 with 1:09 left.
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January 10, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
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)
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March 25, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
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)
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April 10, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
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.
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March 30, 2013 | Associated Press
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.
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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.
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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.
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March 11, 2013 | Associated Press
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)
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January 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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January 23, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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January 10, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
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)
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November 27, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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