Bracketology Update: 3/3/2015

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Bracketology begins right after One Shining Moment ends on the 1st Monday in April each year.  That’s too early.  But seeding a field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament and using the selection criteria that the NCAA Selection Committee uses is a tough job.  Trust me…I’ve tried.

With that said Joe Lunardi of ESPN and Jerry Palm of CBS do their level best to keep college basketball fans appraised of where their favorite team stands in the NCAA Tournament.  Right now Lunardi has the Cards as a #5 seed in the Midwest Region playing Wofford in the 1st round in Jacksonville, FL.  Jerry Palm also has Louisville in the Midwest Region in Jacksonville but as a #4 seed playing Harvard.

What is interesting is that both Palm & Lunardi believe that the NCAA Selection Committee will place the Cards in th...

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VIDEO: Rick Pitino Previews Notre Dame

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ESPN & Championship Week Options for ACC Tournament Broadcasts

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ESPN’s 2015 Championship Week Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods will feature exclusive coverage of a record 135 men’s college basketball conference tournament games from 24 Division I and three Division II conferences across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network and ESPN3 from Tuesday, March 3 to Sunday, March 15. ESPN’s 30th, ESPN2’s 21st and ESPNU’s 10th year of comprehensive lineup of matchups will be highlighted by 23 Division I teams earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Highlights:

  • The action will tip off on Tuesday, March 3, with four Atlantic Sun quarterfinal matchups and two Horizon League first-round contests on ESPN3 and conclude Sunday, March 15, with the SEC, Sun Belt and American championships.
  • A new Tuesday to Saturday schedule for the Atlantic Co...
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FLASHBACK: Louisville @ Notre Dame 5 Overtime 2-9-2013

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Louisville & Notre Dame have played some absolute classic games. Since 1994, Louisville and Notre Dame have played 15 different times and have had 14 different overtime periods in 8 games. THAT IS A LOT. But it has also been a lot of fun……when the Cards win. Louisville is 20-12 All-Time vs. Notre Dame and 6-3 all-time vs. the Irish in games that go into Overtime.

The Apex example of Louisville vs. Notre Dame overtime drama was a 5 Overtime Affair on February 9, 2013. ESPN came in and hosted College GameDay from South Bend. The Cards and Irish had the 9:00 p.m. Primetime start time on Saturday night…..and the game would take over 3 hours to complete...

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Starters & Bench Stats: Louisville vs. Notre Dame

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Starters

Quentin Snider Demetrius Jackson
6-2, 180, Fr. 6-1, 195, Soph
Minutes 11.1 33.7
Points 2.5 12.2
Field Goal % 30.40% 50.0%
3-point % 21.60% 42.7%
FT % 66.70% 72.3%
Rebounds 1.2 3.7
Assists 0.9 2.9
Steals 0.3 1.5
Blocks 0 0.3
Turnovers 0.5 1.5
Fouls 1.1 1.8
Terry Rozier Jerian Grant
6-1, 190, Soph 6-5, 202, Sr.
Minutes 33.7 36.4
Points 17.7 16.9
Field Goal % 42.7% 49.5%
3-point % 33.9% 33.6%
FT % 77.3% 76.5%
Rebounds 5.5 2.9
Assists 2.5 6.6
Steals 1.9 1.8
Blocks 0.2 0.6
Turnovers 2.1 2
Fouls 1.8 1.8
Wayne Blackshear Steve Vasturia
6-5, 215, Sr. 6-5, 207, Soph.
Minutes 30 31.7
Points 10.5 9.2
Field Goal % 39.2% 47.5%
3-point % 32.6% 38.6%
FT % 74.4% 82.1%
Rebounds 4.5 3.1
Assists 1.2 1.8
Steals
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TEAM STATS: Louisville vs. Notre Dame

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Louisville Notre Dame
Points Per Game 70.2 (82nd) 79.1 (5th)
Avg Scoring Margin +11.4 (13th) +13.7 (10th)
Field Goal % 43.1% (184th) 50.8% (2nd)
2-point FG% 49.0% (119th) 58.1% (1st)
3-point FG% 30.9% (297th) 39.4% (21st)
Free Throw % 66.1% (274th) 72.4% (58th)
Rebound Rate 52.0% (82nd) 50.9% (122nd)
Blocks Per Game 5.8 (9th) 3.6 (144th)
Steals Per Game 8.2 (13th) 6.8 (88th)
Assists Per Game 11.8 (223rd) 15.1 (28th)
Turnovers Per Game 11.9 (90th) 9.2 (4th)
Opponent Turnovers Per Game 14.7 (26th) 11.4 (277th)
Team Fouls Per Game 18.0 (149th) 13.9 (4th)
Opponent Shooting % 38.1% (9th) 42.5% (140th)
Opponent 2-point FG% 42.5% (19th) 46.4% (116th)
Opponent 3-point FG% 28.4% (4th) 34.5% (197th)
Opponent Block Per Game 2.8 (40th) 2.3 (6th)
Opponent Steals...
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ACC Coaches Teleconference

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Mike Brey begins at 35:45

Rick Pitino at 1:48:38

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Week 17 College Basketball Poll Update: Cards Edge Up

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Associated Press

(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 29-0
PV Rank

1

Points

1,625

2
Record: 27-1
2
1,547
3
Record: 26-3
4
1,501
4
Record: 27-2
6
1,417
5
Record: 26-3
7
1,338
6
Record: 26-3
5
1,318
7
Record: 29-2
3
1,244
8
Record: 27-3
11
1,104
9
Record: 23-6
8
1,087
10
Record: 24-5
14
1,035
11
Record: 27-3
10
908
12
Record: 24-5
9
879
13
Record: 22-6
13
823
14
Record: 22-7
19
801
15
Record: 20-8
16
75...
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PODCAST: Phoenix Rises in Tallahassee

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Mike and Mark talk about the phoenix that rose down in Tallahassee. Key ACC match-ups this week and the road ahead. The NFL Combine, including players that surprised. In program updates, they catch you up on Baseball, Women’s basketball, women’s Lacrosse and talk about the big brain on Wayne.

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ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament: Cards Earn #3 Seed

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Defending champion Notre Dame will be the No. 1 seed for the second consecutive year as the Greensboro Coliseum plays host to the 38th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament this Wednesday (March 4) through Sunday (March 8).

The tournament will feature all 15 ACC teams and 14 games, beginning with three first-round matchups on Wednesday. Four second-round games are scheduled for Thursday, followed by the quarterfinals on Friday, the semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Top-seeded Notre Dame (28-2, 15-1 ACC), second-seeded Florida State (27-3, 14-2), third-seeded Louisville (24-5, 12-4) and fourth-seeded Duke (20-9, 11-5) will receive byes into Friday’s quarterfinal round.

Tournament play begins at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, with No...

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