- Eamonn Brennan, ESPN Staff Writer
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As I mentioned in today's preview, Rick Pitino and his son, Richard Pitino, will face off for the first time in Louisville tonight. Richard is a former Louisville assistant who struck out on his own this offseason -- hey, when Isiah Thomas leaves a program in such good shape, you have to take that job -- but he isn't worried about escaping his father's shadow: "I don't worry about it going away. I don't want it to go away," Richard Pitino said of the parallels drawn between him and his father. "I talk to him every day about basketball. Putting him being my father aside, I think he's the greatest coach out there."
If you missed Pat Kelsey's remarks following his team's trip to Ohio State -- where Winthrop fought its heart out, and led at halftime, before losing last night -- you should watch.
After hearing UCLA transfer Josh Smith was considering Georgetown, Casual Hoya goes deep-dive on film study of the tantalizing but disappointing big man.
Providence was picked to finish last in the Big East. Instead the Friars are 8-2, ranked No. 52 in Ken Pomeroy's adjusted efficiency rankings (and No. 34 defensively) and, Jeff Goodman says, poised to make noise. (Hey, that rhymes!)
A game for the Crossroads Classic: Take a sip of your apple juice every time someone mentions last year's brawl.
John Gasaway asks whether Pitt is "for real, or just weird."
I have to admit: I had never considered Aaron Craft's cheek pigmentation before. Apparently I am in the minority.
Sea of Blue dives in to what may be driving -- or not driving -- the current crop of Kentucky Wildcats.
UM Hoops examines Michigan's transition offense. Mmmm … transition offense.