Pitino: Failure to follow game plan killed the Cards

Dead Cardinal

Coach warned his team that the same open looks that had been available against Western and Morgan State would not be there Friday against the length and athleticism of 11th-ranked Kentucky.  He was proven right in Kentucky’s 78-63 win in the KFC Yum Center, but the coach said his team’s lack of execution was more of a factor.  Thanks in large part to a second-half hot streak by Preston Knowles, U of L’s field goal (46.3) and three-point (40.0) percentages were respectable. But the Cardinals had to work…

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