Last year, the Syracuse Orange spent quite a bit of time at No. 1. This year, the Louisville Cardinals are getting their chance to wear the crown. Let's try to put a stop to that, shall we? Find out everything you need to know about the game below...
U of L's relentless pressure wore down UConn, which turned the ball over 16 times and went nine minutes without a field goal during one stretch in the second half. The Huskies shot just 25.9 percent from the field in the second half after scorching the nets at a 53.8 percent clip in the first.
Louisville Last Year: Syracuse might have beaten the Cardinals twice but it was Louisville left standing in the final weekend. They capped a 22-9 regular season with a Big East Championship and a trip to the Final Four where they were felled by eventual-champ Kentucky.
Louisville Coach: Rick Pitino (12th season) - You may have heard of him. Jim Boeheim likes him, even though sometimes he doesn't.
"Fear Me, I've Killed Hundreds Of Timelords": Russ Smith is the undisputed scoring leader of the team, averaging 18.9 PPG. He's also the team's most prolific three-point shooter. As you might have gathered, both of those things can cause problems for us. Gorgui Dieng (9.2 PPG, 10.4 RPG) ain't no slouch either.
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