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From the locker room: U of L edges N. Iowa

Russ Smith

The University of Louisville escaped with a 51-46 over Northern Iowa on Thursday night in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Cardinals blew an 18-point lead but still hung on for the victory. U of L coach Rick Pitino wasn't pleased after the performance.

U OF L COACH RICK PITINO "We didn't play well, but when you don't play well, there is a reason. And the reason was their team. They are really good at what they do. They clog it up so you cannot get anything inside. They will give you a few shots from the outside, which we didn't hit. Our press was... Recommended Stories