Russ Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.
It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.
It’s that time again! See which teams hoops expert Jon Rothstein has moving on from each region in this year’s NCAA Tournament.
Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.
Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Carelessness cost Pittsburgh a chance at a Big East road win against No. 12 Louisville. Missed free throws, turnovers and surrendering easy layups on defense were the culprit in the 64-61 loss on Monday night.
Pitt Analyst Pat Bostick joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93.7 The FAN for his weekly spot to talk some Pitt football.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Pitt’s feast-or-famine defense trended back in the direction of famine Saturday, giving away a 21-14 lead to No. 18 Louisville as morning gave way to afternoon at Heinz Field.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Looking strictly at bottom line, Pitt has been unimpressive through the first half of its Big East Conference farewell, but as of late, its defense has been quite the opposite.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Pitt athletic department recently announced start times for future football and basketball games.
(93-7 The FAN) — What once seemed like a done deal is not as “done” as we thought.
(93-7 The FAN) — The Big East Conference made one big change Monday night and more could be on the way.
Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Pitt released its entire 31-game 2011-12 basketball schedule today. Combining Pitt’s Big East and non-conference schedules, the Panthers will play 16 games against teams that advanced to postseason play in 2010-11 and 13 […]
Jamie Dixon joined Seibel, Starkey, and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN to talk about yesterday’s loss at Louisville as well as what the expectations are going forward for this team.