Forty-eight hours before his team takes the court to kickoff the 2015-16 college basketball season, Rick Pitino took to his website to serve up some thoughts on Louisville's exhibition win over Kentucky Wesleyan and the five months ahead.
Friday starts a new and exciting season.
*2011-12: 30-10, BIG EAST Tournament Champion and Final Four
*2012-13: 35-5, BIG EAST Co-Champion, BIG EAST Tournament Champion & NCAA Champion
*2013-14: 31-6, AAC Co-Champion, AAC Tournament Champion & NCAA Sweet 16
*2014-15: 27-9, ACC Top 4 and Elite 8
It's been an incredible four-year run! Can it continue? Yes, if the following is met by February:
- Freshmen mature into players that are ready physically and mentally.
- Nanu, Jaylen and Anas rebound and improve their offensive fundamentals.
- We sweep all home games.
- Keep our turnovers low.
- Stay strong on the road. Been a staple for UofL the last five seasons.
Friday starts another exciting season with all our goals set. It's time to execute!
Ready to go.