Rick Pitino comment on UofL being #1 overall seed in NCAA tournament:
"We are ecsctatic to be the number one seed, particularly after finishing off one the greatest conferences in the history of college basketball with a BIG EAST Championship. Our players showed incredible grit to come back from 16 points down. We know we will be challenged right away in one of the toughest brackets that I've seen in quite some time. I think our guys are up for the challenge. We look forward to it."