Louisville vs Southern Illinois: Pregame Breakdown

The No. 19 Louisville Cardinals (2-0) play host to SIU (2-0) tonight at 7pm in the KFC YUM! Center.

While Louisville sits at 2-0, their two wins haven’t been by as big of margins as expected. SIU comes into this game posing a little more of a challenge than the Cards’ previous two opponents, but Louisville shouldn’t have a problem.

The focal point for tonight’s game for Louisville is showing their ability to grab a lead early and extend it throughout the game. Louisville battled George Mason for the full 40 minutes and only pulled away late. Against Omaha, Louisville saw a 20-point lead disappear and only went onto win by single digits.

If these games go as expected, they don’t tell much of a story. Louisville has yet to put together a full 40-minute performance against inferior opponents and needs to do so tonight or their problems may be bigger than it just being early in the season.

I think Louisville finally puts together a full game tonight and defeats SIU from tip-off to the final buzzer.

Louisville 80-Southern Illinois 60.

Go Cards!

About Mitch Motley

University of Louisville student, Diehard Cards fan, Basketball Coach of the Louisville Spartans and St. Patrick Celtics

Posted on November 21, 2017, in Louisville Athletics and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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