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Sooners face tough match in round two
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#6 Oklahoma (23-11, 9-7) vs. #3 Louisville (25-8,
When: March 23, 2008
Time: 4:10 p.m. (CBS)
Where: BJCC Arena (Birmingham, Ala.)
Head Coach: Rick Pitino (Massachusetts, 1974)
Record at UL: 166-66 (7 seasons)
Career Record: 519-190 (22 seasons)
NCAA Tournament Record: 32-11 (2 national championships)
Previous Coaching Positions:
1974-76 - University of Hawai'i - Assistant
1976-78 - Syracuse University - Assistant
1978-83 - Boston University - Head Coach
1983-85 - New York Knicks - Assistant
1985-87 - Providence College - Head Coach
1987-89 - New York Knicks - Head Coach
1989-97 - University of Kentucky - Head Coach
1997-2001 - Boston Celtics - President/Head Coach
vs. RPI Top 50: 5-6
Last 10: 8-2
Key Wins: vs. Georgtown, vs. Notre Dame, @ Pitt
Key Losses: @ Seton Hall, vs. Cincinnati
Route to the No. 3 Seed
Louisville did not lose a single game in the month of February, going 8-0 en route to a #2 seed in their
conference tournament. The Cardinals have faced eleven NCAA tournament teams this year, nine of whom made
it to the round of 32. Needless to say, this team is battle tested.
Despite losing their final two Big East games, at Georgetown and versus eventual Big East tournament
champion Pittsburgh, the Cardinals have the depth and the athleticism to make a push towards the Final Four
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