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Rick Pitino worries about rebounding, not 3-point shooting, against Kentucky

By LARRY VAUGHT Even though his team made a season-high 11 3-point shots in Tuesday’s win over Cal State Northridge, Louisville coach Rick Pitino insists it is rebounding — not 3-point shooting — that is the key for his team in Saturday’s showdown with No. 1 Kentucky.“Last year we definitely lost the game against Kentucky …

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Thon Maker’s normal game — 24 points, 13 rebounds, 6 blocks

By LARRY VAUGHT LEXINGTON — Thon Maker is considered not only the nation’s best high school junior, but also the best high school player in any class by some recruiting analysts and college coaches. The 7-1 center put on a show worthy of his ranking here Friday night in Orangeville Prep’s 72-58 victory over Prime …

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John Calipari and Rick Pitino both plan to attend Bluegrass Showcase

By LARRY VAUGHT Both Kentucky coach John Calipari and Louisville coach Rick Pitino have indicated that they plan to attend this weekend’s Joe B. Hall and Denny Crum Bluegrass Showcase featuring 14 of the nation’s top high school basketball teams. The event has six games Friday and six more Saturday at Paul Laurence Dunbar High …

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Samford promotes former UK star Scott Padgett to head coach

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Samford announced the departure of head basketball coach Bernie Seltzer on Friday and promoted former Kentucky and NBA player Scott Padgett to replace him. Seltzer was 24-41 and had 14 players transfer from the program during his two seasons. Samford didn’t say whether he was fired or resigned. Padgett had been …

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Rick Pitino doesn’t “like losing to Kentucky” but admits “they’re going to be tough to beat”

By LARRY VAUGHT INDIANAPOLIS — Louisville coach Rick Pitino said because of all the celebrating Louisville has done the last three years, he wanted his team to be “gracious in defeat” after falling to Kentucky 74-69 Friday night in the NCAA Midwest Region. “We don’t like losing to Kentucky certainly, but you’ve got to give …

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Kentucky tops Louisville 74-69 in Midwest Regional

  EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — OK, so maybe they’re not the quickest learners. Still, the kids at Kentucky figured out Louisville just in time. Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer for the go-ahead score with 39 seconds left and Julius Randle made a pair of clutch free throws to lift the fantastic freshman of …

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Pacers coach Frank Vogel, a UK grad, pulling for Cards because of Rick Pitino

By LARRY VAUGHT Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel graduated from Kentucky and worked under Pitino there. He said he’ll be pulling for Louisville. “I’m extremely proud of Frank,” Pitino said. “He’s done it the right way, worked his way up the right way. Was one of the best workers I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. …

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Cats, Cards both looking for edge in NCAA showdown

By LARRY VAUGHT INDIANAPOLIS — Depending on whether you are a Kentucky fan or a Louisville fan, it’s easy to find reasons why your favorite team will win Friday night’s NCAA Midwest Region showdown here. Kentucky beat Louisville 73-66 on Dec. 28 in Rupp Arena. Since then, the Cardinals have won 20 of 23 games …

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