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Rick Pitino’s NCAA return only part of next season’s intrigue

It should be too early to look ahead to next season. The Sweet 16 should be tipping off this week. But it can’t be too early to discuss one of the most anticipated seasons of all time. It isn’t too early because it won’t be taken for granted. Next year’s NCAA Tournament can’t come soon enough. With the need for something to look forward to, here’s a glance at the top college basketball storylines entering next season: The unlikely return Three years ago, Rick Pitino was the highest-paid coach in the country, having led three schools (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville) to a total of seven Final Four appearances, while becoming the only coach in history with national championship rings from two different programs. Then, the ...