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Louisville rebuilding with 6 freshmen

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Starting over has created an urgency that Louisville coach Rick Pitino hasn't experienced in a few years.

The Cardinals return five starters from a team that finished 31-6 and reached the NCAA Midwest Region semifinals, but must replace the scoring and leadership voids left by guard Russ Smith and perimeter threat Luke Hancock.

"We want to rebuild in a month, not a season, so we've got to rebuild our culture as well as our fundamentals," Pitino said. "We're starting new."

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