When the field of 68 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament was revealed on Selection Sunday, some people were shocked to see that the Louisville Cardinals earned the No. 1 overall seed.
After two dominant performances on the home floor of their rival Kentucky, the Cardinals have erased any doubts of their No. 1 seed with a berth in the Sweet 16.
Once again the Cardinals will not have to travel far as they make the short trip up to Indianapolis for the Midwest Regional Semifinal against No. 12 Oregon on Friday.
Oregon is certainly not the team the Cardinals expected to face in the Sweet 16, but it is the hand they have been dealt and must adjust accordingly.
Here are five keys to Louisville's success on Friday against the surprise No. 12 seed from the Pac-12.