Can T-'Will' His Cards Past the Spartans?

dale goffContributor IMarch 29, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 27:  Terrence Williams #1 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates on court against the Arizona Wildcats during the third round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Lucas Oil Stadium on March 27, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Terrence Williams, Louisville's go-to forward, didnt have to will his Cardinals past Arizona. It was an all-around effort, unlike what the Cards ran into with Siena.

Their next game against Michigan State won't be quite the same.

The Spartans are one of the best defensive teams in the country and have out-rebounded almost every team they played this year.

But the Cards are playing their best basketball all year, so this game should be a down-to-the-wire slugfest, maybe with a last second shot to win.

Fortunately, the refs can't mess with this one too much. The number of fouls called won't effect either team as both are deep and talented.

Looking at matchups, the Spartans kind of look like a Pittsburgh type team with the way they defend, and they have the capability to get on runs as well as anyone.

The Cardinals will have to overachieve on the rebounding and limit the Spartans to one-and-done on shooting if they want to make it to Motown and the Final Four.

Both teams are coached by veterans who have great respect for each other but have yet to face one another.

Williams is one of the most underrated players in college basketball, but he may have to bring his best effort yet to "Will" his team to Detroit.