Louisville Basketball: 4 Vital Upgrades Louisville Needs to Win It All in 2013

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Louisville Basketball: 4 Vital Upgrades Louisville Needs to Win It All in 2013
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The Louisville Cardinals had a memorable 2011-12 season, capped off by winning the Big East Tournament and making it to the Final Four.

Head coach Rick Pitino returns almost all of his major weapons, plus he has added some nice pieces through transfers and incoming freshmen.

The Cards' success last year was based on being a defense-first team. They fiercely challenge every step and shot, causing their opponents to simply surrender.

They are a perfect example of a team who's defense sets up everything else they do.

In fact, the biggest areas of improvement for Louisville come on the other end of the court.

To get back to the Final Four, Pitino's squad will need to address some significant issues on the offensive end.

Here are 4 vital upgrades that Louisville needs to make if they have a chance at winning it all in Atlanta.

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