Pitino says he’ll pull for UK in championship game

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, left shakes hands with Kentucky head coach John Calipari before the first half of an NCAA Final Four semifinal college basketball tournament game Saturday, March 31, 2012, in New Orleans. (Bill Haber / AP)  Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Pitino-says-he-ll-pull-for-UK-in-championship-game-3450291.php#ixzz1ql1Ab4oE coach is taking a stance that will probably make some Cardinals cringe: He’s backing in the championship game.  Shortly after fourth-seeded lost 69-61 to the top-seeded Wildcats in the Final Four on Saturday night, Pitino said he hopes coach and the Wildcats “bring it home for the state.”  “I just said, ‘John, I’ll be pulling for you, bring the trophy back home to Kentucky,'” Pitino said. “ will be rooting for Kentucky, which doesn’t happen very often.”


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