Louisville coach Rick Pitino said one of his players mistakenly thought a CBS sideline reporter was stealing plays Friday for Jacksonville State when she was near their huddle in the Cardinals' NCAA tournament win.

"This is a very inexperienced team," Pitino told reporters after the 78-63 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. "We're down two scholarships. Our backcourt is a little thin. Show you how inexperienced we are, one of my players said, 'There's a lady in the huddle stealing our plays.' It's Tracy Wolfson."

CBS' Wolfson said via Twitter she found Pitino's assertion humorous, though the coach was not joking, according to a Louisville spokesman.

"They thought she was giving it to the other team," Pitino said. "I told [sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell], she's not doing that -- no, it wasn't him."

The longtime coach wasn't laughing about his next game. Pitino spoke highly of Michigan, Louisville's opponent in the Midwest Regional's second round on Sunday. He called the Wolverines, who shot 55 percent from the 3-point line in their win over Oklahoma State on Friday, "the Golden State Warriors."