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Pitino may be back soon

Published Aug. 27, 2005

Louisville coach Rick Pitino might miss only one game after treatment for an undisclosed condition that has caused him pain for months.

Pitino, 51, said Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence to determine the cause of the "urological-related" pain in his left side. He had tests Tuesday and was optimistic about returning to work in less than a week.

"I hope to be back coaching by this weekend and resuming full responsibility with our team," Pitino said in a statement. "It is not a cancer-related or life-threatening matter."

OHIO STATE: Forward Matt Sylvester will miss 4-6 weeks with an injured left foot.


N.C. A&T 80, B-CC 50: Sean Booker came off the bench to score 29 and hit 6-of-6 from beyond the arc to lead the host Aggies.

Pape Ba led Bethune-Cookman (3-14, 2-6) with 18 points.

JACKSONVILLE 80, STETSON 74: Haminn Quaintance scored 21 and had 12 rebounds for the host Dolphins.

NO. 1 TENNESSEE: Coach Pat Summitt signed a two-year contract extension through 2007-08.