Louisville fell in a closely contested, if not high scoring, game today in the Verizon Center to a Georgetown team that's quite adept at grinding out close games. Rick Pitino, however, was quoted as saying by D.C. Sports Bogger Dan Steinberg after the game that the Hoyas were just a bunch of big lucky lucksticks.
"They've been lucky," he said. Then he took a minute, and decided to add some more.
"They won because they were better," he said. "And obviously good teams get luck, but on a goaltending call, on a push out-of-bounds, on a Hibbert three, God bless them, they're closer to heaven than we are. But tonight they were better. They made the plays down the stretch. It wasn't luck. Those other games were pretty lucky. You've got to just take your hat off. Put it this way, if they were going to the race track we'd all be up a lot of money right now."
Well of course Pitino believes in the quixotic power of luck, being Italian and all. He's even making the corno in that picture. Perhaps he should grabbed up on his crotch a little more during the game to swing the balance.