Colorado State vs. Louisville: Full Game Preview

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Colorado State vs. Louisville: Full Game Preview
Colorado State
(26-8, 7-6 away)
(2) Louisville
(30-5, 19-1 home)
Venue: Rupp Arena
5:15PM ET / 2:15PM PT, March 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Colorado State C Iverson 14.4 C Iverson 9.9 D Green 3.8
Louisville R Smith 18.2 G Dieng 9.8 P Siva 5.9

No. 1-seeded Louisville meets No. 8-seeded Colorado State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Rupp Arena on Saturday. The game tips off at 5:15 p.m. ET and you can catch it on CBS.

The 23 points and eight steals by Russ Smith helped the Cardinals to a 79-48 cakewalk over North Carolina A&T on Mar. 21. At 18.2, he paces the team in points per game. In an 84-72 victory over Missouri on Mar. 21, Dorian Green put up 26 points for the Rams. He is averaging 13.2 points per game in addition to a team-best 3.8 assists per game. Colorado State sits near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: defensive rebounding percentage at 76.7, offensive rebounding percentage at 41.5, and turnover percentage at 16.7.

Colorado State StatSmack

  • The Big East has 3 teams - St. John's (7.4), Syracuse (6.3), and Cincinnati (6.2) - that produce more blocks per game than the Mountain West leader, UNLV (5.9).
  • Louisville has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Colorado State (two vs. zero).
  • The Big East has had three more NCAA Tournament Championships than the Mountain West over the past 10 years.
  • AP voters think more highly of Louisville and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Colorado State (152 vs. two).
  • The Louisville blocks leader (Gorgui Dieng, 63 blocks) has more blocks than the Colorado State blocks leader (Colton Iverson, 21 blocks).
  • The Big East had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Mountain West.
  • Louisville is ranked higher than Colorado State in their conference (No. 1 vs. No. 2).
  • Diaper Dandies love Louisville. Louisville has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Colorado State (19 vs. 0).
  • The Big East has had 44 more NBA Draft picks than the Mountain West over the past 10 years.
  • Louisville has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Colorado State (nine vs. two).
  • Louisville has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Colorado State this season (nine vs. three).
CSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Colton Iverson 29 14 10 1 1 1 2
B+ Pierce Hornung 31 9 9 2 1 1 1
B+ Dorian Green 33 13 3 4 1 0 2
B Wes Eikmeier 31 13 2 2 1 0 1
B Greg Smith 25 11 5 1 0 0 2
C+ Daniel Bejarano 22 6 5 1 1 0 1
C Jonathan Octeus 19 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Jordan Mason 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Gerson Santo 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Josh Morgan 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Joe De Ciman 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lville Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Gorgui Dieng 32 10 10 2 1 3 2
A- Russ Smith 30 18 4 3 2 0 3
B Peyton Siva 31 10 2 6 2 0 3
B Chane Behanan 27 10 7 1 2 0 2
C+ Luke Hancock 22 7 3 1 1 0 1
C+ W. Blackshear 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C+ M. Harrell 17 5 4 0 1 1 1
C Kevin Ware 17 4 2 1 1 0 1
C S. Van Treese 11 2 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Zach Price 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Tim Henderson 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Michael Baffour 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Logan Baumann 3 1 1 0 0 0 0

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