After a come-from-behind win over Syracuse in Saturday night's Big East Championship, the Louisville Cardinals have extended their current win streak to 10 games, following three straight double-digit victories at Madison Square Garden in the final modern day Big East Tournament.
Louisville's last defeat came at Notre Dame in that epic five-overtime contest, where the Cardinals had plenty of opportunities to leave South Bend victorious. Nonetheless, Louisville's current 29-5 record was enough to get them the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Rick Pitino's squad opens their March Madness on Thursday in Lexington, a familiar place for Pitino who formerly coached at Kentucky. Louisville is part of the Midwest region, where the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight matchups would take place in Indianapolis. Louisville appears to be the early favorite to win the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but the following teams could end that dream if given the opportunity.