Louisville had four players score in double-figures, including 18 each from Deng Adel and Donovan Mitchell in a come-from-behind victory over Miami on Saturday afternoon.
"You don't win this game because they totally outplayed us," Pitino said. "They were the better basketball team tonight, but we showed incredible character to win this game. We're real proud of that, probably our best game of the season in terms of character because we didn't have it tonight in any phase of the game."
The Cardinals improved to 20-5 overall and 8-4 in ACC play.
Watch Rick Pitino's full post-game comments in the video player above.