The University of Louisville basketball players were gathered outside the hotel conference room where their meal was served before the Western Kentucky game Saturday night. Peyton Siva. Luke Hancock. Stephan Van Treese. A few others. They were doing what college players do when they’re not playing basketball – watching college basketball.
As U of L coach Rick Pitino entered the room, he noticed that the basketball game his guys were watching on television was Kansas at Ohio State. Neither the Jayhawks nor the Buckeyes have a spot on the Louisville schedule. Pitino was surprised — and said so.