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  1. Rick Pitino tabs Butler to beat UConn

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- Rick Pitino is the only coach in America who has beaten the two teams that will play Monday night for the national title. His Louisville Cardinals walloped Butler 88-73 way back in mid-November. The Cardinals were 2-1 against Connecticu...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  2. 2011 NCAA national championship game: Rick Pitino tabs Butler Bul...

    Pat Forde

    Rick Pitino, whose Louisville Cardinals were the only team to beat both UConn and Butler this season, thinks the Bulldogs have an edge over a fatigued Huskies team.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  3. NCAA tournament: Michigan State Spartans heading to a home-cooked...

    Pat Forde

    Tom Izzo has already accomplished plenty in his career, but Michigan State's win over Louisville might be his best work.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2009
  4. NCAA tournament: Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo meet for the first time

    Pat Forde

    At long last, two of the pre-eminent coaches in the game -- Rick Pitino and Tom Izzo -- will match wits, wardrobes and signature playing styles.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  5. NCAA tournament: Louisville firing on all cylinders

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Another Rick Pitino Sweet 16 beatdown in full effect. The Louisville Cardinals are firing on all cylinders -- and by all cylinders, I mean extending five deep into the bench -- and obliterating Arizona at halftime 49-28. Pitino is w...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2009
  6. NCAA tournament: Rick Pitino still perfect in Sweet 16

    Pat Forde

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Arizona interim coach Russ Pennell is coaching in his first Sweet 16 game. He just so happened to draw the coach with the best record at this stage of the tournament in history. Rick Pitino is an astonishing 8-0, and, truth be told,...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2009
  7. Forde Minutes: Big Dance edition

    Pat Forde

    From Selection Sunday to the Coen brothers to the players under pressure, The Minutes -- Big Dance edition! -- runs through it all.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2009
  8. Where do Chalmers' NCAA tourney theatrics rank?

    Pat Forde

    With three months of perspective, where does Mario Chalmers' national-title game winner rank among the best shots in NCAA tournament history? Pat Forde breaks down the deserving shots.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2008
  9. Ga. Tech's Hewitt: Louisville is no 4-seed

    Pat Forde

    Louisville's response to an apparent seeding snub? A 22-point rout of last year's finalists.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2005
  10. As favorites fall, C-USA chaos ensues

    Pat Forde

    What was billed as a two-team race has suddenly turned into a chaoic title chase over the final few weeks.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2004
  11. March a long way away for Marquette

    Pat Forde

    Never mind the Final Four, Marquette is taking it one step at a time in its quest to get to the NCAA Tournament.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2004
  12. Still looking for a fourth ...

    Pat Forde

    In every Final Four, at least one team doesn't seem to belong. This year, that team could be ...

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2004
  13. Forde Minutes: Conference predictions and awards

    Pat Forde

    From Morehead mania to the possible fourth No. 1 seed to Chief Kickingstallionsims, The Minutes runs through it all.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2009