Louisville vs. Rutgers: Full Game Preview

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Louisville vs. Rutgers: Full Game Preview
(11) Louisville
(18-4, 7-3 away)
Rutgers
(12-8, 9-3 home)
Venue: Louis Brown Athletic Center
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisville R Smith 18.4 G Dieng 9.9 P Siva 6.1
Rutgers E Carter 15.2 D Miller 5.7 D Miller 2.7

Rutgers plays host to No. 11 Louisville at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Wednesday. Tip-off occurs at 7:30 EST and you can see it on MASN, MSG+, Big East. The Scarlet Knights are 0-4 against the Cardinals over the last four years. They lost 78-66 the last time they played (2/4/2012).

Rutgers is in 11th place in the conference, Louisville is in 3rd place.

In their last match-up on January 30th, Myles Mack put up 15 points for the Scarlet Knights in a loss to Cincinnati, 62-54. On top of a team-high 1.9 steals per game, he also scores 12.9 points per game. For the Cardinals, Russ Smith finished with 18 points and 5 rebounds in the 70-51 blowout of Marquette on February 3rd. With 18.4 points per game and 2.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Louisville StatSmack

  • Piscataway isn't as congested as Louisville (population is significantly lower).
  • Rutgers players are more experienced than Louisville players (13,398 minutes played vs 13,259 minutes played).
  • Winning is in our blood. Rutgers has a better record in close games than Louisville this season (5-2 vs 4-4).
  • Myles Mack is ranked 10th in the Big East in three-pointers and 8th in the Big East in steals.
  • The Rutgers 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- Gorgui Dieng 30 9 10 2 1 2 2
A- Russ Smith 28 18 3 3 2 0 3
B Chane Behanan 26 10 7 1 2 0 2
B Peyton Siva 31 11 2 6 2 0 3
B- W. Blackshear 22 9 4 1 1 0 1
B- M. Harrell 18 6 4 0 1 1 1
C+ Luke Hancock 21 6 3 2 1 0 1
C S. Van Treese 13 2 3 0 1 0 0
C Kevin Ware 16 4 1 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 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Jordan Bond 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Logan Baumann 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
RU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Eli Carter 29 15 3 2 1 0 3
B- Myles Mack 28 13 2 3 2 0 2
C+ Dane Miller 27 7 6 3 1 1 2
C Wally Judge 23 7 6 1 1 1 2
C Jerome Seagears 25 6 2 2 1 0 1
C Kadeem Jack 17 5 5 0 0 1 1
C- Mike Poole 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- Austin Johnson 16 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Malick Kone 11 3 2 0 1 0 1
D Derrick Randall 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Logan Kelley 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Jalen Hyde 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Vincent Garrett 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
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