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CRAWFORD | Pitino talks about 'exciting weekend' ahead on his blog

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Louisville coach Rick Pitino was back at his RickPitino.net blog this afternoon, with a quick preview comment on No. 11-ranked Virginia, which will visit the KFC Yum! Center at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Looking back at the win over Virginia Tech, Pitino said, “I’m thankful for our shooting and passing, but our defense was subpar at best. Transition defense was poor and our ball containment poorer. These guys are so likable that it is tough to get upset with them — but I will force myself. LOL!”

Pitino said after Wednesday night’s win at Virginia Tech that changes in officiating have had an impact on how Virginia has played coach Tony Bennett’s pack-line defenses. He still says he believes Virginia is one of the best teams in the nation.

“Believe it or not, Tony Bennett played seven possessions of a 3-2 zone in their last game,” Pitino writes. “His dad (former coach Dick Bennett) is furious! Tony is one of the stars in our profession. Has the total package. Teacher, motivator, winner, and the cherry on top — extremely humble.”

You can read the entire entry, and see a listing of the Virginia Tech MVP chart, by clicking here.

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