Louisville no lock for NCAA tournament
January, 17, 2014
By Seth Greenberg | ESPN.com
Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesRick Pitino, Chris Jones and Louisville have yet to defeat a ranked opponent this season.There’s no doubt that Louisville is one of the 68 best teams in college basketball, but after deducting automatic bids for the NCAA tournament, that number shrinks to 36. Do the Cardinals fall among that group? While they are a team with no bad losses, they also boast no wins against teams that will definitely be in the NCAA tournament. Not yet anyway. They only played one true road game in nonconference play, a loss to Kentucky, and one neutral court game, a loss to North Carolina. Simply, you can't feel too good about that résumé. Something has to change. And soon.