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Men's Basketball Hosts Media Day

Freshman Wayne Blackshear speaks with reporters during men's basketball media day.

Freshman Wayne Blackshear speaks with reporters during men's basketball media day.

Oct. 24, 2011

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Rick Pitino

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Head coach Rick Pitino commenced University of Louisville men's basketball media day on Monday afternoon at the Yum! Center by previewing the Cardinals' upcoming 2011-12 campaign and Wednesday night's exhibition against Pikeville.

Following Pitino's press conference, media members took pictures of the team, interviewed student-athletes and were permitted to watch the opening portion of practice.

Louisville, ranked No. 8 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, enters the year with a top-10 recruiting class according to three different media outlets: No. 7 class according to, No. 8 class according to ESPN and No. 9 class according to Returning are three starters from the 2010-11 squad that registered a 25-10 overall mark, going 12-6 in a tough BIG EAST Conference, reached the BIG EAST championship game and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

The Cardinals play two exhibition contests at the KFC Yum! Center - Pikeville on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and Bellarmine on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. - before beginning the year at home on Nov. 11 against Tennessee-Martin. Tip for the season-opener is set for 7 p.m.

For information on a limited number of tickets for men's basketball home games that are currently being sold in groups of five, click here or call the U of L Ticket Office at (502) 852-5151.



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