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The List: Rick Pitino And The Sweet 16

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By now you've probably heard the that Rick Pitino is 9-0 in the Sweet 16, but that really only tells half the story.

Not only has Pitino never tasted defeat in his third NCAA Tournament game, his teams have won those contests by an average of 23 points. Here's the list:

6. Providence 103, 2. Alabama 82 (1987)
2. Kentucky 87, 3. Massachusetts 77 (1992)
1. Kentucky 103, 5. Wake Forest 69 (1993)
1. Kentucky 97, 5. Arizona State 73 (1995)
1. Kentucky 101, 4. Utah 70 (1996)
1. Kentucky 83, 4. St. Joseph's 68 (1997)
4. Louisville 93, 1. Washington 79 (2005)
3. Louisville 79, 2. Tennessee 60 (2008)
1. Louisville 103, 12. Arizona 64 (2009)

Also notice that Pitino is 3-0 in this round against better-seeded teams.

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He'll look to make that 4-0 tomorrow night against No. 1 Michigan State.