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Pitino in running for unusual double

Updated: February 21, 2013, 12:17 AM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Rick Pitino has the "horses." In Russ Smith, Chane Behanan, Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, he has the type of strong, athletic players that could take his Louisville Cardinals all the way to an NCAA championship.

And he has a horse, a real horse. Goldencents is bigger than Dieng, faster than Siva, completely incapable of making a jump shot but quite possibly good enough to win the Kentucky Derby.

Pitino says he is locked in on his basketball team, which goes into Saturday's game ...

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