Louisville and Minnesota will tip-off the 2019 NCAA Tournament at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday on CBS. The Cards and Gophers of course will endure the Pitino media crush with Richard Pitino, former Louisville assistant & son of former head coach Rick Pitino. Also MN also have former UofL Center Matz Stockman on its roster. We’ll dig a little deeper as we get closer to the game, but here are the straight team stat comparison:

Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom)10th16th
PPG74.5 (99th)70.8 (204th)
Avg Scoring Margin6.7 (51st)1.6 (136th)
Field Goal %43.4% (207th)43.7% (191st)
Effective FG%50.9% (163rd)48.3% (282nd)
2-pt FG %50.6% (159th)48.4% (240th)
3-pt FG %34.2% (175th)32.1% (283rd)
FT %77.5% (8th)67.9% (283rd)
Team Fouls Per Game17.2 (118th)16.2 (53rd)
Opp Team Fouls Per Game19.3 (64th)19.2 (69th)
FT Attempted Per Game20.3 (113th)23.8 (15th)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game18.7 (154th)16.6 (53rd)
Opp Shooting %40.5% (25th)43.4% (129th)
Opp Effective FG%46.4% (20th)49.1% (100th)
Opp 2-pt FG %45.7% (23rd)48.3% (93rd)
Opp 3-Pt FG %31.7% (38th)33.9% (146th)
Rebound Rate52.5% (56th)51.8% (82nd)
Assists Per Game13.4 (150th)14.8 (50th)
Turnovers Per Game12.3 (111th)12.0 (85th)
Blocks Per Game2.9 (209th)4.0 (81st)
Steals Per Game4.5 (335th)4.8 (312th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game11.4 (292nd)11.3 (300th)
Opp Blocks Per Game2.9 (209th)4.0 (81st)
Opp Steals Per Game4.5 (335th)4.8 (312th)
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