X-Factors to Watch in Louisville vs. Manhattan NCAA Tournament Matchup

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X-Factors to Watch in Louisville vs. Manhattan NCAA Tournament Matchup
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The Louisville Cardinals will begin their quest for a second consecutive national championship on Thursday night at approximately 9:50 p.m. ET against Manhattan in Orlando, Fla. 

As we have learned from past tournaments, the stars of a stellar team need some unsung heroes to step up and win big games at some point in the Big Dance. 

Before the unknown role players deliver in a clutch situation, we are here to give you a heads up on who to watch out for. 

Here is a look at five X-factors who could shape the result of the clash between the Cardinals and Jaspers. 

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