Louisville vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview

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Louisville vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview
Louisville
(16-3, 7-2 away)
Georgetown
(13-4, 11-2 home)
Venue: Verizon Center
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisville R Smith 18.7 G Dieng 10.1 P Siva 6.1
Georgetown O Porter 14.6 O Porter 7.7 M Starks 2.8

Georgetown matches up against No. 5 Louisville on Saturday. It gets started at 12:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Hoyas are 3-1 against the Cardinals over the last four years. They won 71-68 on 12/28/2011 the last time they played.

Georgetown is in 7th place in the conference, Louisville is in 3rd place.

In their last match-up on January 21st, Otto Porter put up 19 points and 9 rebounds as the Hoyas ran it up on Notre Dame 63-47. He contributes team-best marks with 14.6 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and 1.9 steals per game. The Cardinals were defeated by Villanova 73-64 on January 22nd despite 15 points and 13 assists from Peyton Siva. He is averaging 11.5 points per game and leads the team in assists with 6.1 per game.

Analyzing the differences between the teams, Louisville has an edge in one important area, scoring, where the Cardinals have the upper hand over the Hoyas, 75 points per game to 64 points per game.

Louisville StatSmack

  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Georgetown has had more players drafted by the NBA than Louisville (6 vs 4).
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Georgetown has come back to win after being down at half against Louisville 3 times since 1999.
  • Georgetown has a better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (0.693 to 0.673).
  • You get an A for effort, but Georgetown has emerged victorious against Louisville the last 3 times they've played.
  • Georgetown is better under pressure, and has defeated Louisville in 4 out of the last 4 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Georgetown is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Georgetown is 78.1 inches compared to 76.5 inches for Louisville.
  • The Georgetown blocks leader (Otto Porter) has more blocks than the Louisville blocks leader (Montrezl Harrell).
  • Georgetown beat Louisville by 3 points the last time they played (Dec 28, 2011).
  • The Georgetown basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Louisville (78% vs 50%).
Lville Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Russ Smith 28 19 3 3 2 0 3
B+ Gorgui Dieng 29 9 10 2 1 2 2
B+ Peyton Siva 30 12 2 6 2 0 3
B Chane Behanan 26 11 8 1 2 0 2
B- W. Blackshear 22 9 4 1 1 0 1
C+ M. Harrell 18 6 4 0 1 1 1
C Luke Hancock 20 6 3 2 1 0 1
C S. Van Treese 13 2 3 0 1 0 0
C Kevin Ware 16 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
GTOWN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Otto Porter 35 15 8 3 2 1 2
B G. Whittington 35 12 7 2 1 1 2
B Markel Starks 32 11 2 3 1 0 1
B- Nate Lubick 28 7 5 3 1 1 2
C+ D. Smith-Rivera 20 7 2 1 0 0 1
C Jabril Trawick 23 5 3 2 1 0 1
C Mikael Hopkins 20 6 2 1 1 1 2
C- David Allen 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
C- Brandon Bolden 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- Aaron Bowen 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
C- Moses Ayegba 8 1 2 1 0 0 1
D+ John Caprio 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Stephen Domingo 8 2 0 1 0 0 0
D+ Bradley Hayes 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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