When the ice storm let go its grip on Kentucky this week, emerging from the icy fog near the summit of college basketball was University of Louisville.
Rick Pitino’s Cardinals finished January, 9-0. A month bejeweled with upsets, last second winning shots yo-yoing teams across the landscape, Pitino’s club discovered its team-ness and found itself a (UConn) win away from basketball’s pinnacle.
How it’s happened? Pitino found a buyer for his system. All of it.
Energy. A man-up backcourt become happy with platoon.