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7 Louisville
Julia Morrill
November 19, 2007
The Cardinals get serious about winning a title, but they still have work to do on defense
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November 19, 2007

7 Louisville

The Cardinals get serious about winning a title, but they still have work to do on defense

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Analysis

A lot depends on what happens in Vegas: UNLV and BYU could prove dangerous, and all eyes will be on a potential showdown with No. 1 UNC. The Iona game features a matchup between Pitino and former Cardinals assistant Kevin Willard, who "is going to become another Billy Donovan," says Pitino. The rest of the schedule is soft, with one huge exception: Pitino's return to Rupp for a showdown with Kentucky.

Grade: B-

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