To suggest that Louisville's defense can frustrate its opponents would be the understatement of the 2012-2013 basketball season. The Cardinals boast the #1 Defense according to KenPom and would be a tough match-up for any team in the country; the Oregon Ducks, however? Let's take a look at one stat that says it all, as posted this morning on WDRB:
Charred Duck – Oregon should be a great matchup for Louisville's full-court pressure. The Ducks rank 264th in the nation in turnover percentage, according to Ken Pomeroy. Rick Pitino's Cardinals rank second in percentage of turnovers forced.
Dana Altman's team has endured games with 21 turnovers (Arkansas-Pine Bluff), 20 (Nevada), 23 (Washington), 20 (Stanford) and 22 (California). Turn it over like that against Louisville, and it's a layup line.
Suffice it to say it could be a very frustrating game for the Ducks. And who do we know on that team who has an issue with keeping his cool? This guy:
And by backboard I mean face. Looks a whole hell of a lot to me like he locked eyes with Andrews of UW, but of course it could have just been great hustle. Let's move on.
Just... hustle? Let's go with hustle.
Just poking a little fun at the bad guys before the big game on Friday. Seriously, though, the kid may have an attitude problem. You can vote below or abstain and be a redcoat.