The #5 Louisville Cardinals will host the defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers Saturday in the KFC Yum! Center. The Cards have struggled mightily against UVA since joining the ACC winning just once.

Tony Bennett’s squad 15-6 is not as ‘unbeatable’ in 2019-2020 as we’ve seen in year’s past, but the signature Pack Line Defense remains the best in college basketball…… but the Hoos can’t score. UVA has been one of the worst offenses in college basketball.

Virginia has solid wins on the season beating Syracuse, Vermont, Arizona State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Florida State. In fact, UVA has won its last 3 games. But there are some troublesome losses: a 29-point loss to Purdue, an 11-point loss to South Carolina and a loss to Boston College.

Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom)59th73rd
PPG75.9 (41st)56.0 (350th)
Avg Scoring Margin12.9 (9th)5.6 (74th)
Field Goal %46.4% (37th)40.1% (315th)
Effective FG%53.9% (27th)45.3% (329th)
2-pt FG %50.1% (132nd)47.6% (241st)
3-pt FG %40.3% (4th)27.6% (346th)
FT %72.8% (106th)70.2% (197th)
Team Fouls Per Game17.0 (131st)13.3 (3rd)
Opp Team Fouls Per Game17.5 (185th)14.4 (344th)
FT Attempted Per Game19.0 (147th)13.8 (341st)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game16.1 (60th)11.5 (1st)
Opp Shooting %37.3% (5th)35.7% (1st)
Opp Effective FG%43.3% (6th)42.1% (3rd)
Opp 2-pt FG %43.0% (14th)41.0% (4th)
Opp 3-Pt FG %29.1% (19th)29.0% (17th)
Rebound Rate54.4% (20th)53.7% (34th)
Assists Per Game14.5 (50th)11.3 (286th)
Turnovers Per Game12.6 (102nd)12.5 (94th)
Blocks Per Game3.0 (173rd)4.4 (42nd)
Steals Per Game5.3 (272nd)5.7 (237th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game11.6 (307th)12.7 (215th)
Opp Blocks Per Game3.0 (116th)2.3 (13th)
Opp Steals Per Game6.1 (137th)7.2 (287th)
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