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

On Wednesday, No. 11 Louisville heads to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on Rutgers. Tip-off is at 7:30 EST and it can be seen on MASN, MSG+, Big East. The Cardinals are 4-0 against the Scarlet Knights over the last four years. They won 78-66 on 2/4/2012 the last time they played.

Louisville is currently in 3rd place in the Big East and Rutgers is in 11th.

In their last match-up, Russ Smith finished with 18 points and 5 rebounds in the Cardinals 70-51 blowout of Marquette on February 3rd. He contributes a team-high 18.4 points per game and 2.2 steals per game. For the Scarlet Knights, Eli Carter put up 11 points in the 62-54 loss to Cincinnati on January 30th. His 15.2 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Rutgers StatSmack

  • You get an A for effort, but Louisville has emerged victorious against Rutgers the last 6 times they've played.
  • The Louisville rebounding leader (Chane Behanan) has more rebounds than the Rutgers rebounding leader (Dane Miller).
  • We win when it counts, too. Louisville has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Rutgers (16 vs 0).
  • We make our fans proud. Louisville has a better record at home than Rutgers this season (11-1 vs 8-3).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Louisville has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Rutgers (15 vs 3).
  • The Louisville blocks leader (Gorgui Dieng) has more blocks than the Rutgers blocks leader (Kadeem Jack).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Louisville is superior to Rutgers (Latest AP Poll: #11 vs Not Ranked).
  • Peyton Siva is ranked 17th nationally in assists and 37th nationally in steals.
  • Louisville has a better scoring defense (57.6 allowed per game vs 66.9 allowed per game) than Rutgers this season.
  • The Louisville steals leader (Russ Smith) has more steals than the Rutgers steals leader (Myles Mack).
  • Chane Behanan is ranked 8th in the Big East in rebounds and 8th in the Big East in steals.
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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