And then the wheels came off.
The Cardinals endured stretches of 2-5 and 2-4 starting at the turn of the new year, but re-discovered their groove in recent weeks, and earned the Big East Tournament championship with a victory over Cincinnati.
Kevin Calabro sat down with Pitino ahead of 4th-seeded Louisville’s third-round battle against 5th-seeded New Mexico in the West regional on Saturday night.
(Listen to Rick Pitino’s interview with Kevin Calabro)
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