The #1 ranked Louisville Cardinals travel to Madison Square Garden to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders in New York, NY tonight.

Chris Beard’s group has lost 3 games (Iowa, Creighton, DePaul) in a row playing with out stand out Jahmi’us Ramsey. Texas Tech was the National Runner-Up last year falling to Virginia in the National Championship game and was in the Elite 8 a year prior. Beard is one of the best coaches in college basketball and Louisville fans should not expect for TT to be a walk over tonight. The Red Raiders are extremely difficult to put away despite having lost 3 in a row.

LouisvilleTexas Tech
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom)205th276th
PPG77.1 (54th)79.0 (38th)
Avg Scoring Margin19.6 (4th)13.9 (26th)
Field Goal %49.6% (14th)46.0% (65th)
Effective FG%57.0% (11th)51.9% (89th)
2-pt FG %56.1% (19th)51.4% (107th)
3-pt FG %39.1% (29th)35.2% (93rd)
FT %73.1% (87th)76.2% (37th)
Team Fouls Per Game16.0 (81st)18.5 (228th)
Opp Team Fouls Per Game16.3 (263rd)20.6 (25th)
FT Attempted Per Game17.8 (202nd)21.5 (74th)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game14.4 (47th)16.9 (121st)
Opp Shooting %35.3% (3rd)40.0% (78th)
Opp Effective FG%40.6% (3rd)46.8% (102nd)
Opp 2-pt FG %40.3% (11th)43.6% (49th)
Opp 3-Pt FG %27.3% (21st)34.4% (225th)
Rebound Rate55.9% (17th)55.6% (24th)
Assists Per Game15.6 (40th)17.0 (8th)
Turnovers Per Game11.7 (38th)14.4 (227th)
Blocks Per Game2.7 (207th)3.0 (166th)
Steals Per Game4.9 (302nd)7.5 (88th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game10.9 (331st)16.5 (41st)
Opp Blocks Per Game1.9 (18th)2.6 (74th)
Opp Steals Per Game5.3 (63rd)6.8 (207th)

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