Duke vs. Louisville: Full Game Preview
|Duke||S Curry 17.6||M Plumlee 9.9||Q Cook 5.3|
|Louisville||R Smith 18.8||G Dieng 9.5||P Siva 5.8|
No. 2-seeded Duke matches up against No. 1-seeded Louisville in the elite eight of the NCAA Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday. It takes place at 5:05 p.m. ET and you can catch it on CBS. The Blue Devils beat the Cardinals 76-71 on Nov. 24.
The 29 points by Seth Curry helped the Blue Devils to a 71-61 victory over Michigan State on Mar. 29. His 17.6 points per game is the highest mark on the team. In a 77-69 victory over Oregon on Mar. 29, Russ Smith put up 31 points for the Cardinals. He leads the team with 18.8 points per game.
- The ACC has 3 teams - Duke (78.4), NC State (77.7), and North Carolina (77.0) - that score more per game than the Big East leader, Louisville (73.5).
- Last year the ACC had fewer blowout games in conference (meaning there is greater parity within the conference) than in the Big East.
- Duke has a stronger schedule than Louisville this season (SOS Rank: No. 1 vs. No. 11).
- The Duke basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Louisville (83 percent vs. 50 percent).
- The ACC has had six more NBA Draft picks than the Big East over the past 10 years.
- Since 1998, Duke has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Louisville (11 vs. one).
- Duke players are more experienced than Louisville players (18,539 minutes played vs. 16,167 minutes played).
- The Duke rebounding leader (Mason Plumlee, 319 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Louisville rebounding leader (Gorgui Dieng, 242 rebounds).
- Quinn Cook is ranked 43rd nationally in assists.
- Over the past 10 years, Duke has had more players drafted by the NBA than Louisville (13 vs. four).
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