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In wake of postseason ban, Louisville, Pitino focused on winning ACC regular season title

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — Much has changed in the past few days for the University of Louisville basketball team. Goals have had to be readjusted in the wake of the school’s self-imposed ban on postseason play, which includes both the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments. But one thing hasn’t changed: the Cards still have their eyes on the ACC regular...

Billy Reed: No longer mesmerizing, today's college basketball could use some changes

In more than 50 years of covering college basketball, I have never gone to a game hoping to see a defensive battle. Never. I have gone to games dreading a defensive battle. But I have never looked forward to that 52-49 scrum when both teams look as if they’re afraid to shoot. And when they do finally let go off the ball, it’s more apt to be Anvil Chorus than string music.   I love offense....

Billy Reed: No longer mesmerizing, today’s college basketball could use some changes

In more than 50 years of covering college basketball, I have never gone to a game hoping to see a defensive battle. Never. I have gone to games dreading a defensive battle. But I have never looked forward to that 52-49 scrum when both teams look as if they’re afraid to shoot. And when they do finally let go off the ball, it’s more apt to be Anvil Chorus than string music.   I love offense....

Duke looking for ways to win, but Pitino hopes it doesn’t happen against his Cards

Duke has been having trouble shooting the ball while losing its last two games, a trend UofL coach Rick Pitino hopes doesn’t change Saturday (UofL Athletics Photo)   By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–Although Dick Vitale and ESPN will be on hand for a national telecast, as will a crowd of nearly 22,000 in the KFC Yum Center Saturday at noon to watch No. 6/7 Louisville...

Duke looking for ways to win, but Pitino hopes it doesn't happen against his Cards

Duke has been having trouble shooting the ball while losing its last two games, a trend UofL coach Rick Pitino hopes doesn’t change Saturday (UofL Athletics Photo)   By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–Although Dick Vitale and ESPN will be on hand for a national telecast, as will a crowd of nearly 22,000 in the KFC Yum Center Saturday at noon to watch No. 6/7 Louisville...

Billy Reed: No win mark for Krzyzewski,
but Duke game still a signature moment

Everybody in these parts was hoping that Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski would be going for career victory 1,000 when his Blue Devils met Louisville at noon Saturday in the KFC Yum Center.   Alas, N.C. State and Miami ruined that party by handing the Blue Devils back-to-back losses that left fans everywhere wondering about what was supposedly the only team in the nation that could almost match Kentucky...

Billy Reed: No win mark for Krzyzewski, but Duke game still a signature moment

Everybody in these parts was hoping that Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski would be going for career victory 1,000 when his Blue Devils met Louisville at noon Saturday in the KFC Yum Center.   Alas, N.C. State and Miami ruined that party by handing the Blue Devils back-to-back losses that left fans everywhere wondering about what was supposedly the only team in the nation that could almost match Kentucky...