Louisville comes in to Saturday’s 2:00 p.m. match-up vs. Eastern Michigan (on Fox Sports South) touting a 6-1 record and is 1st in the country in Average Scoring Margin & Rebound Rate.  Eastern Michigan plays the Syracuse style of zone and is able to create a high number of steals each game while really limiting their opponents from the field.

The Cards are much the best over the Eagles but this style is good prep for UofL as they will see one of the more frustrating defenses to date.  The big question is: How does Louisville respond to a scoring drought and do they get frustrated with an inferior opponent.

Team Stats

Louisville Eastern Michigan
Strength of Schedule (KenPom) 277th 16th
Points Per Game 86.0 (15th) 73.2 (158th)
Avg Scoring Margin +30.3 (1st) -3.6 (226th)
Field Goal % 51.4% (8th) 39.4% (290th)
2-point FG% 56.8% (18th) 45.1% (252nd)
3-point FG% 36.2% (103rd) 26.3% (338th)
Free Throw % 66.3% (238th) 67.2% (220th)
Rebound Rate 63.3 (1st) 43.5% (328th)
Blocks Per Game 5.6 (27th) 4.6 (68th)
Steals Per Game 8.1 (32nd) 9.8 (5th)
Assists Per Game 14.3 (114th) 11.0 (285th)
Turnovers Per Game 10.3 (20th) 11.4 (60th)
Opponent Turnovers Per Game 15.3 (52nd) 16.0 (29th)
Team Fouls Per Game 19.1 (117th) 23.0 (318th)
Opponent Shooting % 34.6% (3rd) 39.0% (46th)
Opponent 2-point FG% 36.0% (2nd) 40.4% (14th)
Opponent 3-point FG% 32.3% (116th) 36.5% (257th)
Opponent Block Per Game 3.1 (129th) 3.8 (218th)
Opponent Steals Per Game 4.6 (24th) 4.0 (8th)
*351 teams Play Division 1

Expected Starters

Quentin Snider Willie Mangum
6-1, 180, Soph 6-1, 180, Jr.
Minutes 28.4 27.7
Points 9.4 16.1
Field Goal % 42.2% 41.90%
3-point % 33.3% 34.00%
FT % 57.1% 77.40%
Rebounds 2.7 2.3
Assists 4.4 1.9
Steals 0.7 2.1
Blocks 0.0 0.0
Turnovers 1.0 2.7
Fouls 1.7 2.4
Trey Lewis Ty Toney
6-2, 190, Sr. 6-2, 225, Jr.
Minutes 29.9 28.1
Points 14.1 9.9
Field Goal % 44.60% 33.30%
3-point % 40.00% 7.10%
FT % 87.50% 68.80%
Rebounds 4.9 3.9
Assists 3.1 3.0
Steals 1.0 1.7
Blocks 0.1 0.6
Turnovers 1.7 2.3
Fouls 1.4 2.3
Damion Lee Tim Bond
6-6, 200, Sr. 6-7, 160, Soph
Minutes 29.4 28.6
Points 19.1 8.3
Field Goal % 55.3% 45.50%
3-point % 37.8% 28.60%
FT % 86.7% 84.60%
Rebounds 4.3 3.9
Assists 1.9 3.7
Steals 1.7 1.9
Blocks 0.0 0.3
Turnovers 1.4 2
Fouls 2.1 2.2
Ray Spalding Brandon Nazione
6-10, 210, Fr. 6-8, 225, Sr.
Minutes 12.4 24.6
Points 6.1 10.0
Field Goal % 73.10% 59.30%
3-point % 0.00% 0.00%
FT % 38.50% 62.50%
Rebounds 4.3 7.1
Assists 0.1 1.3
Steals 0.7 1.3
Blocks 0.9 0.2
Turnovers 0.9 1.6
Fouls 1.7 2.4
Chinanu Onuaku James Thompson IV
6-10, 230, Soph 6-10, 220, Fr.
Minutes 19.4 28.7
Points 8.6 15
Field Goal % 57.8% 65.90%
3-point % 0.0% 0.00%
FT % 53.3% 57.40%
Rebounds 7.0 11.7
Assists 1.1 0.4
Steals 1.1 0.7
Blocks 1.6 2.4
Turnovers 1.4 1.6
Fouls 2.3 3.2

Bench

Donovan Mitchell Raven Lee
6-3, 210, Fr. 6-3, 175, Jr.
Minutes 17.9 21.3
Points 7.7 12.0
Field Goal % 51.40% 35.70%
3-point % 23.10% 30.80%
FT % 86.70% 85.70%
Rebounds 3.9 2.0
Assists 1.3 1.7
Steals 1.0 1.7
Blocks 0.0 0.3
Turnovers 0.6 2.7
Fouls 3.3 2.7
 
David Levitch  
6-3, 180, Jr.  
Minutes 6.7
Points 2.5
Field Goal % 62.50%
3-point % 60.00%
FT % 50.00%
Rebounds 0.8
Assists 0.5
Steals 0.2
Blocks 0.0
Turnovers 0.3
Fouls 0.3
 
Mangok Mathiang Jodan Price
6-10, 220, Jr. 6-8, 185, Jr.
Minutes 19.3 20.2
Points 7.4 7.3
Field Goal % 57.10% 37.50%
3-point % 0.00% 31.60%
FT % 60.00% 63.20%
Rebounds 6.3 2.1
Assists 0.3 0.3
Steals 0.9 1
Blocks 1.4 0.6
Turnovers 1.0 0.6
Fouls 2.4 1.4
 
Anas Mahmoud Jordan Nobles
  7-0, 200, Soph 6-9, 195, Fr.
Minutes 13.7 11.9
Points 3.3 3.0
Field Goal % 56.3% 47.40%
3-point % 0.0% 0.00%
FT % 35.7% 54.50%
Rebounds 3.3 3.0
Assists 0.3 0.1
Steals 0.6 0.3
Blocks 1.4 0.4
Turnovers 0.6 0.4
Fouls 1.0 1.5
 
Jaylen Johnson  
6-9, 215, Soph  
Minutes 14.0
Points 4.9
Field Goal % 42.9%
3-point % 0.0%
FT % 40.0%
Rebounds 3.9
Assists 0.4
Steals 0.3
Blocks 0.1
Turnovers 0.3
Fouls 1.4
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