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Layup Lines: UofL vs Florida

  

We are just a few hours away from tip-off, and the excitement is evident amongst Cards fans. A win over Florida, and UofL advances to the Final Four! We are so close that we can feel it. However, it will not be easy.

Kenny Boynton

Florida comes into the game averaging 76.3 points per game, led by Kenny Boynton at 16 ppg. After Boynton, they still have four guys that average double figures: Bradley Beal (14.8), Erving Walker (12.1), Erik Murphy (10.4) and Patric Young (10.2). The Cards enter the game ranking 2nd nationally in field goal percentage defense and 18th in 3 point field goal percentage defense. Florida ranks 1st in 3 point field goals per game. So will the Cards be able to shut down the 3? Or will the Gators get hot from beyond the arc?

If the Cards can survive and advance, this will be their 9th Final Four appearance. Louisville leads the series with Florida 7-1, the last game being a 74-70 victory in Gainesville, FL on 12-11-04.

The game will start at 4:30 pm ET and will be shown on CBS. It can also be heard on 840 WHAS radio with Paul Rogers and Bob Valvano.

Probable Louisville Starting Lineup

F 14 Kyle KURIC    6-4    195    Sr.   

F 24 Chane BEHANAN    6-6    250    Fr.

C 10 Gorgui DIENG    6-11    235    So.

G 3 Peyton SIVA    5-11    180    Jr.

G 5 Chris SMITH    6-2    195    Sr.

 

Probable Florida Starting Lineup

F 33 Erik MURPHY    6-10    230    Jr.

C 4 Patric YOUNG    6-9    247    So.

G 1 Kenny BOYNTON    6-2    189    Jr.

G 11 Erving WALKER    5-8    177    Sr.

G 23 Bradley BEAL    6-3    207    Fr.

 

Statistical Comparison

                             Florida    U of L

Record ………………… 26-10    29-9

Scoring Average …….. 76.1    68.3

Points Allowed ……….. 64.8    60.6

Scoring Margin ……… +11.3    +7.7

FG Percentage ……….. .463    .424

Opp. FG Percentage .. .423 .   377

3-Pt. Percentage …….. .380    .316

FT Percentage ……….. .714    .685

Rebound Margin …….. +2.8    +1.7

Turnover Margin ……… +1.7    +1.3

 

Here is a CBS preview

About Justin Renck

I am 28 years old, born and raised in Louisville. Graduated from UofL in 2008. Go Cards! Follow me on twitter @JustinRenck

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