Thanks in large part to a 31-point performance from Russ Smith – while battling a nasty cold, no less – Rick Pitino improved to 11-0 all-time in the Regional Semifinals of the NCAA Tournament with a 77-69 victory over 12th-seeded Oregon on Friday night. Now the stage is set for an epic showdown between two of the sport’s blue bloods – Louisville and the Duke Blue Devils – for the right to go to the Final Four.
Kevin Kugler and Pete Gillen caught up with Coach Pitino and Russ Smith ahead of the game.
(Listen to Rick Pitino’s interview with Kevin Kugler and Pete Gillen)
(Listen to Russ Smith’s interview with Kevin Kugler)
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