The Crunchzone gang were recently given a few questions to see how they feel this year’s NCAA tournament would go for the Cards.

Mark Blankenbaker

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Houston

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Michigan State

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

Dwayne Sutton

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Water (I will be at work)

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

2nd round in Des Moines

Mike Lindsey (CrumsRevenge)

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Dark Horse: NM State. Wanted to say St Mary’s, but don’t think they can beat Nova and Purdue back to back to get out of first weekend pod.

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Michigan St. They’d want revenge, and they have a PG this time. Duke is the better team of course, but I’d be so excited that I’d monster dunk a nerf ball on an 8 foot goal if we made Elite 8. We need Bradley to have some deep seeded 1986 Louisville hate to fuel their upset over MSU, I’m happy to send them to post game clippings of what Milt and the gang did to them.

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

I think Dwayne fuels the team. CC and Nwora consistently contribute, but when you add a hot Dwayne Game in the 3 spot, we are damn tough to beat. That G is the real X to me.

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Typically at noon, I’m drinking either water to hydrate, or a pre/workout drink ahead of a run. So, C4 cherry limeade. THAT BEING SAID, if we manage to find an evening game in round 2 – against a revenge minded blood thirsty and well branded Bradley team – Bulleit on the rocks. We can graduate bourbon shelf’s upwards after each win, because we fans need to earn them

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

Round of 32

Joe Kelly (TBG)

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Auburn

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Duke (I’m basically Hulk and they’re Thanos after that comeback)

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

The bench. At least two guys have to contribute

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Sweet 16

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

ATG’s Citra Ass Down with an Ancient Age 90 proof chaser.

Dave Scull (Biggest Biscuit)

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Darkhorse double digit seed to make the second weekend is New Mexico St. I think the 5 and 4 there are week and ripe for upset. Nevada and Nova are two middle seeds to watch for the Final 4.

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Duke. Easy answer, but true

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

Hard question because we need contributions from the top 8 to make a run. But we need a strong second scoring option to complement Nwors on a nightly basis. Dwayne has been inconsistent of late, need him to find that consistent stroke, keep hitting the boards, and take care of the ball to make a deep run.

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Old Forester on the rocks.

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

I have gone back and forth on this one, ultimately I think Louisville finds a way to make the second weekend, bowing out in the Sweet 16

LJ Nesbitt (BHK)

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Michigan. They have gone on some nice runs the past few seasons.

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Kentucky. Matchup nightmare and I really don’t want to hear from BBN fans.

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

Steven Enoch and Dwayne Sutton. VJ and Darius are contributing but we need to get more from our 5 spot and Dwayne is starting to break out of his slump.

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Woodford Reserve, on the rocks. No chaser.

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

Sweet 16. I think we are battle tested to get to the second weekend, but it ends there.

Daryl Foust

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Syracuse (it’s their year to randomly go to Elite 8 isn’t it?)

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Any team from state of KY

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

CC & Malik Williams

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Red Stripe

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

Sweet 16

Matt McGavic

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Texas Tech

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Michigan State

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

Steven Enoch

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Eagle Rare on the rocks

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

First weekend, round of 32.

Tom Farmer (Roommate Tom)

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Katy Perry ft. Seton Hall

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Murray State

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

Steven Enoch and Malik Williams

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Shirley Temples laced with absinthe

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

Sweet 16

Keith Poynter (Lawyer Guy)

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

My dark horse to win it all is Kentucky, because that’s just my luck…

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

North Carolina.

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

Need Enoch and Sutton to be strong or else we are screwed. Any combination would work, but these are the two most likely.

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

I am a Big Red Zero fan.

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

I think we go out in the round of 32. Not an indictment of anybody, just an honest guess.

Dr. Colby Helton

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Villanova. They still have Jay Wright.

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Buffalo. An off-season of nonsense after losing to a mid-major would be my personal hell, no matter how legit they are.

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

I’m going to say Dwayne Sutton getting his mojo back will be the most important factor in our tournament success. The first round should be a good opportunity for that.

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

If it’s tournament time, I’ve got a bourbon and Coke in hand.

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

Louisville will make it to the second weekend before bowing out.

William Caudill

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

Villanova because…..history.

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Murray St because we would further make Ja Morant a star like we always do, plus we are a guaranteed win for local teams. NKU is a strong second here.

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

Darius/VJ combo. If they can equal or outperform the starters we are a tough out. They can’t be scouted because they played so bad at times.

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

Since our game will be at 2:30 on a Thursday it’s a work day so probably a diet Mountain Dew. If I take the day off or it’s later it will be a cold beer-Pacifico or a PBR

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

Sweet 16. Cards can make it out of the first weekend, which if they do that deserves a damn banner next year.

Drew Poynter

Who is your darkhorse for the tournament?

My darkhorse is somebody stupid, like Houston.

Who is one team that you hope Louisville avoids?

Hope to avoid UNC. They seem to have us figured out after 3 games and I can’t stand getting torched by Luke Maye again.

Which player(s) are going to be key if Louisville is to make a deep run?

Enoch (or whoever is playing the 5 position)

What is your preferred drink of choice for the first round game?

3 fingers of Aberlour 14yr old Scotch straight up with a drab of ice cold water

When and where will Louisville’s season end?

Sweet 16

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