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#pounditSaturday, February 4, 2023

Rick Pitino may be the biggest Joe Lunardi fan in America (Video)

Louisville beat Seton Hall 61-55 in the second round of the Big East tournament Wednesday, hurting the Pirates’ chances of making the NCAA Tournament. Rick Pitino was asked about Seton Hall’s tournament chances after the game, and he said he’d go along with ESPN “bracketologist” Joe Lunardi, who, prior to the game, had the Pirates in the draw.

“I go by Joe Lunardi. Just listen to Lunardi, you’ll know who’s in and who’s out. He’s never wrong, he doesn’t have a life … that’s all he does with his life. On his tombstone, ‘I was a bracketologist, the best in America,'” Pitino said.

Speaking with other reporters after the game, it was more of the same praise from Pitino.

“I say this joking around. This guy Joe Lunardi has no agenda. How would you like to wake up in the morning and all you do is bracketology all day long? Can you imagine that? He doesn’t pay attention to his wife, he doesn’t pay attention to his children, all he does all night long is bracketology. So just follow him because his batting average is incredible.”

If Pitino goes along with whatever Lunardi says, then Seton Hall won’t make the tourney. In his updated brackets Wednesday, Lunardi listed the Hall among his first four teams out of the dance.


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