Pumped up Providence pastes Pitino

A daunting place the road, even in Providence.

Big name basketball school rolls into town, selling out the Dunkin Donuts Center for the first time this season. The alums wanting to see their old coach Rick Pitino, the basketball knowledgeable excited about the University of Louisville coming to town.

Providence having lost 17 conference games in a row. Louisville exceeding expectations, with the injuries mounting.

Providence needing some of that magic.

Adrenalin pumping stuff.

A break here, another there. Keep it close, take care of the ball, draw the home court fouls, hit a few threes, who knows?

The heady stuff of the past two games, the Miracle on Main and the blowout of St. John’s still dancing around in their heads of UofL players as tip off looms, no denying. The law of averages destined to even out for an injury-riddled, three-point-shooting team winning against difficult odds.

Breaks always seem to go the other way on the road.

Providence 72, Louisville 67.

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Author: Steve Springer

Steve Springer is a lifelong University of Louisville fan and is officially "The Biggest Fan of the Big East." He graduated from Eastern High School, attended the University of Louisville, and finished his BS at Murray State University. He earned the honor of the conference's biggest fan in a contest sponsored by Volvo during the 2010-11 basketball season.

One thought on “Pumped up Providence pastes Pitino”

  1. Well said, Steve. Nasty old maxim in bball-‘Live by the jump shot–die by the jump shot.’ Even Rick couldn’t conjure up a winning hand in this deal. No material for inside game or penetration. No joy in Mudville.

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