Arkansas Versus Louisville: Rick Pitino and John Pelphrey Face Adversity

Posted by Blake Stansbery on November-17-2009 Add Comments

Arkansas and Louisville are set to square off Tuesday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis in the opening game of the Hall of Fame Showcase, which will be aired nationally on ESPN2.

Louisville is ranked 16th in the nation and lead by Coach Rick Pitino, while Arkansas is unranked and coached by John Pelphrey. Louisville is the favored team against the short-handed Hogs, but the mainstream storyline for this game has little to do with the game of basketball.

The ideal storyline would be the mentor vs. student. Pelphrey played for Pitino at the University of Kentucky, and was one of four players dubbed the "Unforgettables." Now as the head coach for Arkansas he brings in his young team to take on his former coach.


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