Kentucky’s Tyler Ulis, right, drives against Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday Dec. 27, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky won 58-50 (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Louisville coach Rick Pitino insists he expected his 10th-ranked squad to experience growing pains in its first month of Atlantic Coast Conference play.
As the Cardinals (15-3, 3-2) prepare to visit Pittsburgh (13-6, 3-3) on Sunday, Pitino hopes they begin making major progress.
That process includes off-court matters such as junior forward Montrezl Harrell’s surprise announcement that he was no longer a co-captain. The move has generated a lot of intrigue around town, but Pitino downplayed its significance on Friday.
“I’ve had that happen before,” Pitino said without elaborating. “It’s really not a big deal. If it was a big deal, I would have announced it. It really wasn’t a big deal; you all (the…
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