LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville coach Rick Pitino says his
team is hungry to get the Cardinals back to the Final Four. Pitino
said Tuesday that the Cardinals got a taste of glory last year by
reaching the Elite 8.
The coach said that coming so close to the Final Four has driven
his players during the off season.
Louisville returns four starters from last year's team. Pitino
said veterans like Edgar Sosa and Terrence Williams will have to
help the young players like Samardo Samuels get ready for life in
the rugged Big East.
Pitino called the Big East perhaps the toughest conference from
top to bottom that he's ever seen and says it will be difficult to
duplicate last year's second-place finish.
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