Duke vs. Louisville: Full Game Preview

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Duke vs. Louisville: Full Game Preview
(6) Duke
(30-5, 5-4 away)
(2) Louisville
(32-5, 15-1 home)
Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
5:05PM ET / 2:05PM PT, March 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

Louisville StatSmack

  • 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).
DUKE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Mason Plumlee 35 17 10 2 1 2 3
A Ryan Kelly 29 15 6 2 1 2 1
A Seth Curry 31 17 2 2 1 0 1
A- Quinn Cook 34 12 4 5 2 0 2
B+ R. Sulaimon 29 12 3 2 1 0 1
C+ Tyler Thornton 22 3 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Amile Jefferson 13 4 3 0 0 1 0
C Josh Hairston 13 3 2 0 0 0 1
C- Alex Murphy 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Todd Zafirovski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ M. Plumlee 3 0 1 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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