UofL BASKETBALL | Pitino preparing his team "one of the premier guards in the nation"

01/06/2016 05:19 PM

In his press conference Wednesday afternoon, Louisville Basketball coach Rick Pitino give credit to North Carolina State guard, Anthony “Cat” Barber. Pitino and his team are heading to Raleigh to face the Wolfpack on Thursday for their first ACC road game of the year.

Now in his Junior season, Barber is scoring just shy of 23 points per game, and is on the court for 39 minutes per game. Pitino knows it will take a team effort to lock down the dynamic Wolfpack guard.

Last season, NC state handed Louisville a conference loss in the Yum! Center, But the Cards repayed the favor with a Sweet Sixteen victory in the NCAA tournament. Jason Anderson of ESPN Louisville, and Tony Rawlings dissect the budding ACC rivalry.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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