Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com reseeded the remaining 16 teams in the NCAA Tournament. He has the Cards at #10. Here is what he has to say about Louisville.
10. Louisville Cardinals (Reseed: No. 3; previous seed: No. 4)
The Cardinals faced a serious threat from Big West tournament champion UC Irvine in the first round. Terry Rozier’s late steal and Quentin Snider’s clutch free throws saved Louisville against UC Irvine, which shot 46 percent from the field. But the Cardinals locked up Northern Iowa (39.1 percent from the field) on Sunday, the same night they shot 52 percent overall in the first half. Rick Pitino’s squad does a great job of forcing bad shots. The Panthers penetrated, but the Cardinals steered them into bad angles. Ben Jacobson’s team finished with a 6-for-19 mark from the arc and 12-for-27 inside it. Seth Tuttle, a Wooden Award candidate, took seven shots, below his 8.7 FGA average on the season. Louisville harassed him every time he touched the ball or tried to get open for a good look. The game wasn’t always pretty, but Louisville’s stirring defense frustrated its first two opponents and ultimately helped the program reach the Sweet 16 for the fourth consecutive season, a Louisville record.