Louisville was able to pull of an upset on Sunday when they defeated Pittsburgh 62-59 in overtime in Louisville. We use the term “upset” because the Panthers are the higher ranked team, but when you take into account the fact that the game was played in Louisville and the Cardinals are one of the best teams in the Big East the outcome isn’t that surprising — unless you’re Ashton Gibbs. Gibbs immediately took to his Twitter account after the game and called Rick Pitino and company bums.
He followed that statement with a graceful, “F*** it. On to the next.”
Damage control began almost immediately, with three consecutive tweets that read, “I apologize if my tweet offended any players, coaches, friends, or family members of the Louisville basketball program. I consider myself a competitor and we were outplayed tonight in a heated battle between two top Big East teams. I wish them the best on the rest of their season and we look forward to redeeming ourselves next game. Let’s go Pitt.”
Sounds like he wrote it, huh? Definitely had nothing to do with Pitt’s PR department. Gibbs’ comments wrapped up an interesting afternoon, one that the Pitt Panthers and the Louisville cheerleader who got a technical foul will certainly want to forget.