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Louisville held Bellarmine to 16 of 60 shooting from the field.
"I don't think I've ever been more proud of a team that shot 27 percent," Bellarmine coach Scott Davenport said.
Bellarmine offered familiar faces for Louisville fans in a matchup of schools separated by less than 4 miles. Davenport, a former assistant to Pitino, coaches the Knights and shares the bench with former Cardinals star Reece Gaines, a first-year assistant.
Davenport's son, Doug, is Louisville's director of video operations and played four years under his father at Bellarmine.
Pitino will face another former assistant, Steve Masiello, in Sunday's opener against Manhattan and said that's when he'll begin to measure his team.
"I don't put a lot of stock in this game," Pitino said. "I don't put a lot of stock in the Pikeville game. You're just not going to see 6-11 guys chasing 6-foot-1 guys.
"We're going to have handle pressure against Manhattan. They're going to play exactly like we will, in terms of all the pressure and changing defenses. It will be a much better test of how we play."
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