Kentucky artist, Scott Scinta, brings us his version of Louisville Cardinal pride with this new sophisticated watercolor print. Recall the magic of that Championship season. Share in the spirit of Cardinal pride as the team led by senior point gaurd, Peyton Siva, captured the hearts of Louisville basketball fans everywhere.
Scott is a graduate of the prestigious Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida and resides in Louisville, Kentucky. A national award-winning artist, he has won numerous competitions and has been selected to create championship prints for various schools such as the University of Kentucky and Bellarmine University, to name a few. Scott’s 16”x 20” watercolor will truly be a collector print for University of Louisville fans to enjoy.
In 2013, everything came together as the newly elected college basketball Hall of Fame coach, Rick Pitino, who led the Louisville Cardinals to a 35-5 (14-4) record while capturing the Cardinals’ third national championship by defeating the Michigan Wolverines, 82-76, to win the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship in Atlanta.
After trailing by 12 points in the first half, for the second time in the 2013 Final Four, the
Louisville Cardinals mounted a second half comeback to win the national championship.
The showdown was one for the ages, with a dazzling array of airborne theatrics, jaw-dropping dunks and 3-pointers from well behind the line. The Cardinals surged from a double-digit deficit in the first half to lead during much of the second half and finally clinch the victory.
Louisville Head Coach, Rick Pitino, said his team was able to top the Wolverines’
“absolutely incredible” performance “probably because I have the 13 toughest guys I’ve
ever coached.” The win was the culmination of a season-long journey for the Louisville
coaches, players, and support staff. Representing not only the University, the team has
been embraced by the greater community, and showed a nationwide audience an
exciting brand of basketball played by student-athletes who conduct themselves with
class and dignity. Pitino said, “We competed as students, sons, and young men, and now we have another national championship to bring home.
I’ve known Scott for several years now. The print that he has available is actually an original painting, and he takes great pride in his work. Scinta has a lot of work available from past Louisville conquests, including the 2013 Sugar Bowl & 2007 Orange Bowl. You can see all of Scinta’s prints at: SmashGraphix.com
Here are a few pics during the creation of the original Championship portrait, ORDER FORM BELOW.
Here are the Sugar Bowl Details: