Team averages coming into today:
Louisville: 71.5 ppg, 38.9 rebounds per game, 14.6 assists per game, .435 field goal percetage.
Seton Hall: 70.9 ppg, 36.4 rebounds per game, 14.5 assists per game, .445 field goal percentage.
Siva vs. Theodore
Theodore is one of the Pirates best players. He averages 16 points a game and 7 assists. He can be prone to turnovers if the other team uses pressure. Look for Pitino to press on and off getting Siva easy baskets. Advantage Siva.
Cosby vs. Russ/Chris
Cosby averages only 8 points a game. He is shooting just under 40% from 3 point land. He is from Louisville and may have something to prove this game. Against our 2-3 he may get a lot of looks Advantage: Push.
Edwin vs. Kuric
Edwin is 6-6 and is long and lean. I could see his length giving Kuric some trouble. He averages 14 a game. Advantage= Edwin
Chane vs. Auda
At first I thought Chane would guard Pope, but per Pitino's presser it looks like Dieng will get Him. Chane should shut this dude down.Advantage: Chane
Dieng vs. Pope
Pope is a beast, but not...infallible :) Dieng should take him to school on the blocks and get him in foul trouble.
Prediction: UofL has too many good players for the Pirate's few great players. Cardinals by 15.