Louisville vs. Morehead State: A look at the Eagles

Conference: OVC
Conference RPI: 27th (of 31)
RPI: #76
Record: 24-9
Bid Type: Automatic (conference tournament champion)
Conference Record: 13-5 (2nd - Tie)

Leading Scorer: Kenneth Faried 17.6
Leading Rebounder: Kenneth Faried 14.5
Leading Passer: Demonte Harper 3.4

TOTAL STATS

All Games
Opponents
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Season
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Total Games 33 42 2 33 248 8 Chart Chart
Wins 24 36 1 9 36 1 Chart Chart
Losses 9 299 9 24 303 10 Chart Chart
Winning Pct 72.7 41 1 27.3 41 1 Chart See below
Possessions 2151 143 5 2151 202 6 Chart Chart
Possessions Per 40 minutes 65.2 268 6 65.2 71 5 Chart Chart
Floor Pct 55.9 25 1 45.7 6 1 Chart Chart
Efficiency 107 71 1 94.7 39 1 Chart Chart
Field Goals Made 812 89 3 687 51 4 Chart Chart
Field Goal Attempts 1769 143 4 1653 87 6 Chart Chart
Field Goal Pct 45.9 61 2 41.6 87 1 Chart Chart
Free Throws Made 485 125 6 431 130 4 Chart Chart
Free Throw Attempts 718 96 5 616 122 3 Chart Chart
Free Throw Pct 67.5 224 7 70 212 7 Chart Chart
3-pt Field Goals Made 193 176 3 231 303 10 Chart Chart
3-pt Field Goal Attempts 568 169 3 632 260 9 Chart Chart
3-pt Field Goal Pct 34 192 8 36.6 295 10 Chart Chart
Effective Field Goal Pct 51.4 80 4 48.5 152 3 Chart Chart
True Shooting Pct 54.5 99 4 52.3 156 2 Chart Chart
Free Throw Rate 40.6 99 4 37.3 165 3 Chart Chart
Field Goal Point Pct 53.8 114 4 44.8 17 1 Chart Chart
Free Throw Point Pct 21.1 164 6 21.2 175 4 Chart Chart
3-pt Field Goal Point Pct 25.2 224 5 34 327 10 Chart Chart
Points Per Possessions 1.07 65 1 0.95 36 1 Chart Chart
Points 2302 93 3 2036 83 5 Chart Chart
Points Per Game 69.8 139 3 61.7 29 1 Chart Chart
Rebound Pct 57.1 2 1 42.9 2 1 Chart Chart
Total Rebounds 1236 31 1 931 10 1 Chart Chart
Total Rebounds Per Game 37.5 47 1 28.2 3 1 Chart Chart
Offensive Reb Pct 41.8 3 1 27.6 22 1 Chart Chart
Offensive Rebounds 455 15 1 297 38 2 Chart Chart
Offensive Rebounds Per Game 13.8 18 1 9 14 1 Chart Chart
Defensive Reb Pct 72.4 22 1 58.2 3 1 Chart Chart
Defensive Rebounds 781 107 3 634 14 1 Chart Chart
Defensive Rebounds Per Game 23.7 164 3 19.2 3 1 Chart Chart
Team Rebounds 111 90 3 103 192 4 Chart Chart
Team Rebounds Per Game 3.4 112 2 3.1 126 2 Chart Chart
Assist Pct 50 259 9 61.4 321 9 Chart Chart
Assists 406 167 5 422 229 7 Chart Chart
Assists Per Game 12.3 205 7 12.8 179 5 Chart Chart
Assist to Turnover 0.82 259 9 0.84 87 5 Chart Chart
Steal Pct 13.2 9 1 10.2 248 8 Chart Chart
Steals 284 16 2 219 257 7 Chart Chart
Steals Per Game 8.6 17 1 6.6 215 6 Chart Chart
Turnover Pct 23.2 25 1 23.3 312 7 Chart Chart
Turnovers 498 29 3 501 301 7 Chart Chart
Turnovers Per Game 15.1 61 3 15.2 284 6 Chart Chart
Block Pct 6.4 147 4 4.7 31 1 Chart Chart
Blocks 106 168 4 84 32 2 Chart Chart
Blocks Per Game 3.2 186 5 2.5 13 1 Chart Chart
Fouls 624 102 5 645 264 5 Chart Chart
Fouls Per Game 18.9 162 6 19.5 225 5 Chart Chart
Disqualifications 17 78 3 27 336 10 Chart Chart

KEN POM ANALYSIS

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OVERVIEW

Morehead State is a bit of a tough opening round draw for Louisville for a number of reasons. The first and most obvious is that they have Kenneth Faried, whose presence alone means that the Eagles will be able to score a number of uncontested bunnies (BUNNIES) around the basket.

The second is that they're difficult to speed up. Morehead is among the nation's worst in terms of possessions per game, but they do give the ball up at alarming rate in the halfcourt. Louisville needs to turn some of those throwaways into cheap fast break points.

Also of note is that Morehead State ranks 16th nationally in steals, making this a matchup of two of the best teams in the tournament in terms of takeaways.

U of L has been a notoriously slow starter this season, but the first 15 minutes of Thursday's game will be more important than most. If the Cards allow Morehead to hang around early, then they're putting themselves in a position where the Eagles can slow things down and rely on Faried doing his thing around the rim. If U of L jumps out to a big advantage early, then Morehead will be forced to abandon its gameplan and play a style it's not comfortable with.

CARD CHRONICLE PREDICTION

Louisville 77, Morehead State 68

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