Louisville vs. Connecticut: Full Game Preview

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Louisville vs. Connecticut: Full Game Preview
Louisville
(15-1, 6-1 away)
Connecticut
(12-3, 10-2 home)
Venue: XL Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisville R Smith 18.9 G Dieng 10.4 P Siva 5.6
Connecticut S Napier 17.1 D Daniels 4.7 R Boatright 4.6

In a 64-38 dismantling of South Florida on January 12th, Peyton Siva put up 17 points for the Cardinals. He leads the team in assists with 5.6 per game and steals with 2.4 per game. For the Huskies, Shabazz Napier put up 19 points and 5 rebounds in the 65-58 win over Notre Dame on January 12th. He leads the team in points with 17.1 per game and steals with 2.1 per game.

Connecticut StatSmack

  • Louisville is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Louisville is 210 lbs compared to 200 lbs for Connecticut.
  • Louisville players are more experienced than Connecticut players (11,459 minutes played vs 10,559 minutes played).
  • Louisville allows fewer rebounds (32.8 allowed per game vs 36.9 allowed per game) than Connecticut this season.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Louisville has come back to win after being down at half against Connecticut 3 times since 2006.
  • Louisville has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.747 to 0.703).
  • How does our back look? Louisville is ranked higher than Connecticut in the Big East (#3 vs #14).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Louisville has a better overall record than Connecticut this season (12-1 vs 10-3).
  • The Louisville scoring leader (Russ Smith) has more points than the Connecticut scoring leader (Shabazz Napier).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Louisville has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Connecticut (19 vs 10).
  • The Louisville rebounding leader (Chane Behanan) has more rebounds than the Connecticut rebounding leader (Shabazz Napier).
  • Be afraid. Louisville has blown out more teams than Connecticut this season (8 blowouts vs 1).
Lville Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Russ Smith 28 19 3 3 2 0 3
B+ Gorgui Dieng 28 9 10 2 1 2 2
B+ Peyton Siva 29 12 2 6 2 0 3
B+ Chane Behanan 27 11 8 1 2 0 1
B- W. Blackshear 21 9 4 1 1 0 1
B- M. Harrell 19 6 4 0 1 1 1
C+ Luke Hancock 21 6 3 2 1 0 1
C S. Van Treese 14 2 4 0 1 0 0
C Kevin Ware 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Zach Price 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Michael Baffour 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Tim Henderson 4 1 1 0 1 0 0
D Jordan Bond 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Logan Baumann 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
UCONN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Shabazz Napier 36 17 4 4 2 0 2
B+ Ryan Boatright 35 16 3 5 1 0 3
B Omar Calhoun 30 11 3 1 1 1 2
B DeAndre Daniels 27 11 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Tyler Olander 22 5 4 1 0 1 1
C Niels Giffey 19 4 3 1 1 0 1
C Enosch Wolf 13 4 4 1 0 1 1
C R.J. Evans 16 4 1 1 1 0 1
C Trey James 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
C- Dave Vandal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Pat Lenehan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Leon Tolksdorf 9 1 1 1 0 0 0
C- Phillip Nolan 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Tor Watts 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ Keifer Lammi 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D+ Brendan Allen 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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