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Pitino, Izzo meet for first time

Originally Published: March 28, 2009
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rick Pitino has coached 748 college basketball games.

Tom Izzo has coached 470.

None of them against each other.

That will change Sunday.

At long last, two of the pre-eminent coaches in the game -- both future Hall of Famers -- will match wits, wardrobes and signature playing styles. How two of the six most accomplished active coaches have avoided each other all these years is a bit of a mystery. (Part of it is due to the fact that Pitino ...

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