Louisville seeks to avoid letdown vs. Providence

Louisville seeks to avoid letdown vs. Providence

Credit: AP

Providence's Vincent Council, right, forces his way around the defense of Louisville's Kevin Ware during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville defeated Providence 80-62. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 2 at 9:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino isn't worried about a letdown after the big victory over Kentucky.

That's because the No. 4 Cardinals (12-1) have something to prove in Wednesday's Big East Conference opener against Providence (8-4).

Louisville's 90-59 loss at Providence last January was the Cardinals' worst of the season. Pitino credits the Friars for playing well in that game while adding that nothing went right for Louisville in an "embarrassing" loss.

On Saturday, Louisville beat Kentucky 80-77. Now the Cardinals must put state rivalries aside and shift their attention to the most important part of the season -- the 18-game Big East schedule.

 

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