Rick Pitino Played '4 White Guys and an Egyptian' to Prevent Running Up Score

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistNovember 25, 2014

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Louisville blasted Savannah State, 87-26, on Monday night. If not for Cardinals coach Rick Pitino doing everything he could think of to prevent his team from running up the score, it could have been much worse.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 29-0 lead in the first 15 minutes and 29 seconds of the game. The Tigers didn't make a field goal until there were fewer than 90 seconds remaining in the half.  

Fifteen players entered the game for Louisville, and 11 of them scored.

Louisville dominated the game from start to finish. To show how early the game was over, the Cardinals could have gone scoreless over the final 26 minutes and still won.

Pitino said he did everything he could not to run up the score, including playing "four white guys and an Egyptian."

Well, that's a pretty interesting strategy to try to keep the score down. Apparently everyone on the team is capable of making baskets.


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