Louisville will play their first game in the AAC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 pm ET against 7th seeded Rutgers, who defeated 10th seeded South Florida 72-68 yesterday. Rutgers improved to 12-20 with the win.
The last time these two teams met was on February 16 at the KFC Yum! Center as the Cards won 102-54. Luke Hancock had 25 points and was 6-8 from 3 while also having 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Russ Smith had 7 points. So let me repeat: Louisville scored 102 points and Russ Smith only had 7.
David Levitch played 5 minutes and had 4 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist. So had he played 40 minutes, he would have had 32 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Not too bad. However, he did have 3 fouls in those 5 minutes, so maybe the whole 40 minute thing wouldn’t have happened.
If Louisville advances, they will face the winner of (3) SMU and (6) Houston tomorrow at 7:00 pm ET.
CSZ Forecast: Rutgers
Tonight is without a shadow of a doubt the biggest game on our schedule. Rutgers is the highest ranked team we will play in the regular season and have beaten Arkansas and lost in OT to ranked Fresno State. They may have the best defense we will see this season and do have the best return game we will see this season led by Janarion Grant. The current spread ranges from 16.5-19.5 and the over/under is at under 55. Here is what CSZ thinks the final score will be and how Heisman hopeful Teddy Bridgewater will fair against the Scarlet Knights:
Daryl: 31-21 UL, Teddy will go for 316 yards and 3 TD
Jeremy: 48-13 UL, Teddy throws for 340 and 3 TD
Justin: 49-17 UL, Teddy passes for 333 yards and 4 TD’s
Steve: 52-24 UL, Teddy goes 360 & 4 TD
By Justin Renck:
We have another Sugar Bowl poster to give out! This one will be for anyone, twitter and facebook both included! It has to do with the men’s basketball game tonight against Rutgers! And it specifically deals with Russ Smith! Here are the details…
This video was made by @CrumsRevenge from CardsandCats.com. He always makes great videos after UofL games, and this one may be the best yet! Check it out, and give him a follow on twitter! Go Cards!
Tonight the Cards and Rutgers will face off at 7:30 pm on ESPN for the Big East Championship and a BCS Bowl birth. We know how excited #CardNation is but what are the Rutgers faithful saying about tonight’s game??