Your final matchup of the first round...
The Injury Bug
--Struck Louisville basketball especially hard in 2011-12.
--Claimed the seasons of Rakeem Buckles, Mike Marra and Stephan Van Treese.
--Also forced Peyton Siva, Kyle Kuric, Elisha Justice and Russ Smith to miss games.
--Spawned Neck Brace Gorgs.
The Football Commitment Curse
--From December - February, nearly every time the Louisville football team landed a new commitment the basketball team quickly responded with a bad loss.
--If the lasting effect of the curse is 30 hours, it can be blamed for four of U of L's ten losses in 2011-12. If you up that time range to 48 hours, it can be blamed for half, including the Final Four loss to Kentucky.
--No players committed to Louisville during the Cards' three-week run to the Big East Tournament title and NCAA Tournament Final Four.