Pelphrey to coach South Alabama

MOBILE, Ala., March 22 (UPI) -- John Pelphrey, the top assistant to Billy Donovan at Florida for the last six years, was named Friday as the new coach at South Alabama.

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CINCINNATI, March 7 (UPI) -- Steve Logan scored 15 points Thursday night as the fifth-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats built a huge lead and coasted to a 79-57 rout of South Florida in the quarte

Louisville 74, Cincinnati 71

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Louisville Cardinals posted their biggest win under first-year coach Rick Pitino Wednesday night, surprising fourth-ranked Cincinnati, 74-71.

Louisville freshman to transfer

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Cincinnati 77, Louisville 50

CINCINNATI, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Steve Logan scored 21 points Saturday as No. 8 Cincinnati buried cold-shooting Louisville, 77-50, to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 17 games.

Kentucky 101, Tulane 67

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Tayshaun Prince scored 22 points and led a 3-point assault Wednesday night as the eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats maintained their dominance of Tulane with a 10

Kentucky 82, Louisville 62

LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Tayshaun Prince scored 18 points and Keith Bogans added 16 Saturday to carry eighth-ranked Kentucky past Louisville, 82-62, and spoil the return of Cardinals Co

Boston 84, Miami 83

MIAMI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce scored 33 points on 13-of-23 shooting and his driving layup as time expired Tuesday night gave the Boston Celtics an 84-83 victory over the Miami He

Boston 108, Cleveland 89

CLEVELAND, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce scored 29 points and Antoine Walker added 23 as the Boston Celtics rolled to a 108-89 rout of Cleveland in the season opener for both teams and the

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Auerbach named Celtics president

BOSTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Red Auerbach, the legendary NBA coach and executive, became president of the Boston Celtics for a second time Wednesday.
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Rick Pitino
Louisville Cardinals' head basketball coach Rick Pitino, seen in a April 1, 2005 file photo in St. Louis, has claimed on August 12, 2009 he had consensual sex with Karen Cunagin Sypher at a Louisville restaurant back on August 1, 2003 and paid her $3,000 for medical expenses. Sypher has pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring to extort money from Pitino in exchange for her silence about the alleged crimes, and with lying to the FBI. Scott Rovak UPI/Bill Greenblatt/Files

Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952(1952-09-18)) is an American basketball coach. Since 2001, he has been the head coach at the University of Louisville. He has also served as head coach at Boston University, Providence College and the University of Kentucky, leading that program to the NCAA championship in 1996. He has coached on the professional level for the NBA's New York Knicks and Boston Celtics with mixed results.

Pitino holds the distinction of being the first coach in NCAA history to lead three different schools (Providence, Kentucky, and Louisville) to a Final Four. In addition, Pitino has achieved a measure of success as an author and a motivational speaker.

Pitino, a Sicilian American and native of New York City, grew up in the Village of Bayville and was captain of the St. Dominic High School basketball team in nearby Oyster Bay, Long Island. He enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1970. He was a standout guard for the Minutemen basketball team. His 329 career assists rank tenth all-time at UMass, as of the 2008-2009 season. He led the team in assists as a junior and senior. The 168 assists as a senior is the eighth-best single season total ever there. Pitino was a freshman at the same time future NBA legend Julius Erving spent his junior (and final) year at UMass, although the two never played on the same team because freshmen were ineligible to play varsity basketball at the time. Other teammates of Pitino's incude Al Skinner, who also went on to become a successful college coach, and Mike Flanagan (baseball), who went on to pitch in the major leagues and win the AL Cy Young Award in 1979. Pitino earned his degree from UMass in 1974.

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