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Rick Pitino Blasts "Ignorant" Sports Radio Callers Who Say Louisville Is Better Without Chris Jones

Few teams would be able to make a run to the Sweet 16 after losing a player like Chris Jones, which is a credit to Rick Pitino's Louisville program. Some fans believe that the team is better without Jones, who was dismissed from the program in late February after being charged with counts of rape and sodomy. Pitino has some very harsh words for those fans, whom he refers to as "ignorant" and "cynical."

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Jones averaged 13.7 points and 3.6 assists per game before his dismissal, and led the ACC with two steals per game.