Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 2:15 pm  |  6 responses

Rick Pitino: Louisville on Verge of ‘Potential Mini-Dynasty’

by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33

The coach of the defending National Champions wants more.

At the annual Cards luncheon in downtown Louisville, Cardinals coach Rick Pitino told reporters he believes the team is one Final Four away from becoming the next great team in college hoops, saying that Louisville is “one year away from a potential mini-dynasty.”

The Cardinals have made it to the Tournament’s final weekend in each of the last two years, as well as the last seven NCAA tournaments. Louisville also won the last two Big East tournament championships.

From The Courier-Journal:

Pitino said his returning players are hungry — but more importantly humble — in terms of reaching a third straight national semifinal.

“These guys are totally committed — totally bought into trying to do it again,” Pitino said. “Now does it take a little luck? Sure it does. But it takes more than luck. It takes talent, it takes focus, and it takes humility. These guys have it.”

Louisville’s road to a second consecutive title will be difficult, as the team will need to replace Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, and are without the services of junior forward Chane Behanan indefinitely.

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  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Was just in the Ville last weekend and saw the scrimmage. Huge fan but at the same time after what I saw I would have to disagree with coach. I know it was just a scrimmage but last year’s team was much better all around.

  • @iamMrjump

    Interesting looking forward for the season to begin. So much attention given to KU & UK would like to see some teams crack them lol

  • TBRK

    prediction: Duke goes undefeated

  • Free

    Am I the only one who keeps forgetting they won? Idk I just got used to them being good but never winning the big one plus I was rooting for Burke and Michigan

  • shaylynnvacca321

    My Uncle Miles got white
    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG by work part-time using a laptop. go to website

  • Anthony

    No..I keep finding myself saying, “That’s right Louisville did win” all the time.