Louisville D suffocates Providence in Big East win
Rick Pitino still roots for Providence, the team he led to the Final Four more than 22 years ago. He likens the program to his alma mater, and still considers it his first big break in the coaching profession.
If the Friars were playing anybody else Thursday, Pitino surely would have cringed.
Instead, he watched the Friars nearly match a Big East tournament record with 26 turnovers, and his fifth-ranked Louisville Cardinals eventually find their own offensive rhythm in a sloppy 73-55 quarterfinal victory.