The Cards and Panthers will tipoff the Atlantic Coast Conference season tonight at the KFC Yum! Center for the 1st game of 2018.  Kevin Stallings brings in a Pitt team that has struggled to an 8-6 record but does have wins over UC Santa Barbara, Lehigh, High Point, Duquesne, Mt. Saint Mary’s, Delaware State & Towson.  The 6 losses have some surprises (Navy & Montana) to go along with some teams you may expect (Penn State, Oklahoma State, West Virginia & Miami).

Here is how Louisville & Pittsburgh stack up against each other:

Louisville Pittsburgh
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom) 229th 238th
PPG 77.4 (91st) 68.7 (253rd)
Avg Scoring Margin 10.8 (54th) 0.1 (171st)
Field Goal % 45.0% (132nd) 44.4% (163rd)
Effective FG% 51.1% (160th) 52.1% (121st)
2-pt FG % 51.2% (123rd) 53.4% (70th)
3-pt FG % 33.9% (214th) 33.7% (221st)
FT % 75.5% (40th) 70.4% (185th)
FT Attempted Per Game 18.5 (234th) 19.8 (172nd)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game 18.4 (128th) 16.4 (48th)
Rebound Rate 51.4% (118th) 49.2% (202nd)
Blocks Per Game 7.9 (2nd) 3.6 (136th)
Steals Per Game 7.2 (72nd) 4.9 (296th)
Assists Per Game 13.4 (169th) 14.4 (116th)
Turnovers Per Game 11.8 (41st) 14.8 (260th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game 14.2 (116th) 11.9 (282nd)
Team Fouls Per Game 17.2 (93rd) 17.3 (102nd)
Opp Shooting % 38.4% (17th) 41.0% (62nd)
Opp Effective FG% 43.4% (11th) 47.1% (60th)
Opp 2-pt FG % 42.1% (10th) 45.4% (58th)
Opp 3-Pt FG % 30.7% (34th) 33.3% (110th)
Opp Blocks Per Game 2.6 (58th) 3.8 (236th)
Opp Steals Per Game 5.8 (122nd) 7.1 (276th)
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