The big game that pits the Commonwealth of Kentucky against the City of Louisville is a little over three hours away and it’s safe to say that both sides are starting to feel the pressure. Pre-game meals are being consumed and game plans are being finalized for the impending battle. It seems as though every news source in the nation has given their preview of the annual bout, and now CBS Sports has decided to do the same. In their lengthy write-up, they provide detailed statistics and quotes from both sides. According to the author, Josh Abner, the Louisville defense is fueled by their signature intensity. “(Louisville) has succeeded behind Pitino’s trademark: tough pressure defense. The Cardinals lead the nation in turnover margin (+8.6) and are second in steals at 11.9 per game.”
Of course it wouldn’t be a complete article without Rick Pitino’s opinion on marriage. When asked if this game was the best rivalry in college basketball, Pitino paused and said:
“Yeah, because we live with each other. I don’t think a Duke woman would marry a North Carolina guy. And I don’t think a North Carolina man would marry a Duke woman.”
“We just intermarry all the time. It’s hurt our society here in Louisville. And for those of you who have married a Kentucky woman, you know what I’m talking about.”
If anyone knows about marriage, it’s Rick Pitino.