I apologize for the extreme lack of coverage heading into this game, but my weekend has been quite loaded and I'm beginning the trek to Dayton at a ridiculous hour.
Still, I'm willing to serve up a breathtaking 65-word preview: Siena will run. Louisville will also run. Ubiles, Hasbrouck and Franklin are all guys who could play anywhere. The Cards will force at least 16 turnovers, scoring points off of those turnovers is the bigger issue. U of L should again have much more bounce in the last five minutes of both halves. This will be an extremely entertaining game for outsiders to take in.
Here are some folks who did just a tad more prep work:
--Fully seasoned, Siena now sets sights on top-seeded Louisville (USA Today)
--Siena gets to experience Louisville's press (Sporting News)
--Historic path opens up for Pitino (Lexington Hearld-Leader)
--Why Siena can beat Louisville (Basketball Prospectus)
--Moore lifts Siena while carrying his own burden (New York Times)
--Louisville's reputation is built on pressure (New York Times)
--Siena's Moore gaines new fans (Dayton Daily News)
--You know, Siena actually could beat Louisville (Albany Times Union)
--Arena red will be muted with other colors (Dayton Daily News)
--Saints, Moore in the spotlight (Albany Times Union)
--Williams makes presence known for Louisville (Chicago Tribune)
--Rick Pitino sings Siena's praises (WGRB, Dayton)
--Louisville/Siena preview (Siena Saints Blog)