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Mark Beech
November 17, 2008
Watch the Cards Carefully. They're Playing With a Loaded Deck
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November 17, 2008

4 Louisville

Watch the Cards Carefully. They're Playing With a Loaded Deck

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*Billy Minardi Classic (also Florida A&M, South Alabama)

Key Game
The Battle of the Bluegrass should give the Cardinals their toughest test—even with the Wildcats still adjusting to second-year coach Billy Gillispie—in what is otherwise a soft nonconference itinerary.

Coach Rick Pitino (7th year)
2007--08 record 27--9
Big East record 14--4 (T-2nd)
NCAA tournament Elite Eight

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Derrick Caracter and David Padgett are long gone, but Luke Winn says the Cardinals won't miss a beat up front with freshman Samardo Samuels.

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