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2017 Schedule
2nd in ACC
Pitino says NBA could allow high school players (0:37)
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13dJohn Gasaway

Good luck scoring against these five college hoops teams

Need a bucket against Louisville? We wish you the best. Same for those bringing the ball up the floor against West Virginia. Those are just two of the teams in our projections of the best defenses in college basketball.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star center Moses Brown also has his first official visit this weekend, to Louisville. Maryland, Kansas, many others involved.

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HOF coach Crum recovering from health scare

Former Louisville head coach Denny Crum is recovering in an Alaska hospital following a health scare while fishing on Wednesday. Doctors believe the Hall of Fame coach suffered a mild stroke.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Official visits for ESPN 100 forward Darius Days: • Louisville: 9/15 • Ohio State: 9/26 • UNC: 10/7 • LSU: 10/20 Planning a Xavier trip as well.

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54dSeth Walder

Preseason BPI: Louisville won't stay down long

The NCAA cloud hanging over Louisville won't last too long. The Cardinals are ranked No. 2 overall -- and No. 1 defensively -- in the initial 2017-18 Basketball Power Index.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star junior Joey Baker said over the weekend he hears from Louisville, UCLA, NC State and Florida the most right now.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Spotted Rick Pitino earlier. He was watching five-star 2019 Bryan Antoine and ESPN 100 forward Darius Days.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Days' stock continues to rise. Louisville, Virginia Tech, Xavier, Florida State, USC, Texas A&M all represented for him today.

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62dMyron Medcalf

Who would coach the perfect college basketball team?

Myron Medcalf writes that the perfect coaching duo to lead the perfect college team would be Rick Pitino as head coach and John Calipari as his assistant. Pitino's defensive strategy coupled with Calipari's fluid offensive approach would make this group a monster against any opposing all-star cast.

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69dMyron Medcalf

The best combos in college basketball

Louisville is a popular pick as a preseason national title contender and will rely on Deng Adel and Quentin Snider to lift them to the ACC's elite.

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell wowed the crowds in Utah with his high-flying slams.

Mitchell dazzles in summer league

Former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell, the No. 13 pick in the draft, totaled 37 points and eight steals for the Jazz in an 84-81 OT loss to the Grizzlies on Tuesday. Utah fell to 0-3 in Las Vegas.

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76dJeff Borzello

2018 recruiting needs: Louisville

Rick Pitino has already landed two ESPN 100 guards amid an NCAA investigation into the program.

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'Russdiculous' numbers in China

The former Louisville star continues to raise eyebrows in the pros. Last year, he set the D-League single-game scoring record with a 65-point outing for the Delaware 87ers.

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77dMyron Medcalf

Louisville, North Carolina and the future of NCAA punishing power

Cases at Louisville and North Carolina, two big-name programs with two big-name coaches, won't decide only legacies or whether each of these schools has to vacate national titles. It will decide just how much power the NCAA has.

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80dMyron Medcalf

Most challenging jobs in every state: Kentucky

Rick Pitino possesses one of the best jobs in the country, but the national perception of his program took a big hit after the recent sex-for-pay scandal.

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Donovan Mitchell goes to the Nuggets, but is reportedly headed to the Jazz in trade.

Team Stats

Points Per Game77.380th
Rebounds Per Game39.521st
Assists Per Game13.6166th
Points Allowed66.040th

Tournament History

Final Fours10
Tournament Record75-42
Championship Seasons1980, 1986, 2013
Tournament Appearances41