March 22, 2008

Sooners face tough match in round two


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#6 Oklahoma (23-11, 9-7) vs. #3 Louisville (25-8,

14-4)



When:
March 23, 2008
Time: 4:10 p.m. (CBS)

Where: BJCC Arena (Birmingham, Ala.)


Head Coach: Rick Pitino (Massachusetts, 1974)

Record at UL: 166-66 (7 seasons)

Career Record: 519-190 (22 seasons)

NCAA Tournament Record: 32-11 (2 national championships)

Previous Coaching Positions:

1974-76 - University of Hawai'i - Assistant

1976-78 - Syracuse University - Assistant

1978-83 - Boston University - Head Coach

1983-85 - New York Knicks - Assistant

1985-87 - Providence College - Head Coach

1987-89 - New York Knicks - Head Coach

1989-97 - University of Kentucky - Head Coach

1997-2001 - Boston Celtics - President/Head Coach


Louisville Resume:

RPI: 13

SOS: 6

vs. RPI Top 50: 5-6

Last 10: 8-2

Key Wins: vs. Georgtown, vs. Notre Dame, @ Pitt

Key Losses: @ Seton Hall, vs. Cincinnati



Route to the No. 3 Seed



Louisville did not lose a single game in the month of February, going 8-0 en route to a #2 seed in their

conference tournament. The Cardinals have faced eleven NCAA tournament teams this year, nine of whom made

it to the round of 32. Needless to say, this team is battle tested.



Despite losing their final two Big East games, at Georgetown and versus eventual Big East tournament

champion Pittsburgh, the Cardinals have the depth and the athleticism to make a push towards the Final Four

this season.



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