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Rick Pitino writes about the North Florida win

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I live for these postgame write-ups. Live for them.

What I liked after breaking down the film:

Maturity - They did not play to the crowd and stuck with the game plan. Go inside and paint touch and attacked the rim.

Fifth-Year Seniors - The L & L boys are adjusting to a new style and getting better and better. An absolute privilege to coach them.

Big Men - Nanu is maturing, but still has a ways to go. He knows the game and as his stamina improves, so will his performance. Ray Spalding had a great night. We knew Jaylen and Anas could not defend their power forward because he plays more like a small forward. Ray's hands and quickness were a game changer. Mangok brings great energy and an improved low post game. Excellent defender.

Scouting - The team is learning how to focus and attack the other team's weaknesses. Humble people respect the strengths of others. This is a very humble group that's having fun playing the game.

Fast Break - Scoring on the break at a very high percentage. The better the defense, the more efficient in transition.

Louisville First - It was such a pleasure to see everyone so happy for Ray's success. That's what Louisville First is all about.

You can read the full post, which includes the revealing of the game MVP (it was Spalding), right here. Also, listen to Rick's pregame comments live in the 5 o'clock hour of today's Ramsey & Rutherford Show on 93.9 The Ville.