Louisville & Virginia Tech met at the KFC Yum! Center in January and the Cards knocked off the Hokies 94-86.  A month and a half later the two will meet in Blacksburg.  VT has won 7 of its last 9 and owns wins over UNC, Clemson, Virginia, Ole Miss, Washington and Iowa.  Buzz Williams’ squad is one of the best offensive teams in the nation.  Louisville must get stops, must rebound and they have to keep scoring if they hope to get this road win.

Louisville Virginia Tech
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom) 48th 58th
PPG 77.3 (74th) 81.6 (30th)
Avg Scoring Margin 7.0 (64th) 9.6 (28th)
Field Goal % 45.9% (105th) 50.5% (6th)
Effective FG% 52.2% (123rd) 58.4% (8th)
2-pt FG % 51.2% (133rd) 57.7% (7th)
3-pt FG % 36.1% (115th) 39.7% (21st)
FT % 73.2% (101st) 71.1% (182nd)
FT Attempted Per Game 19.2 (181st) 21.3 (82nd)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game 18.3 (130th) 16.8 (58th)
Rebound Rate 49.8% (189th) 49.5% (205th)
Blocks Per Game 6.4 (3rd) 2.4 (289th)
Steals Per Game 7.6 (27th) 5.8 (202nd)
Assists Per Game 13.8 (147th) 17.0 (14th)
Turnovers Per Game 12.0 (78th) 12.0 (78th)
Opp Turnovers Per Game 14.2 (76th) 12.8 (191st)
Team Fouls Per Game 16.6 (61st) 15.5 (20th)
Opp Shooting % 40.4% (17th) 42.5% (77th)
Opp Effective FG% 46.0% (12th) 49.7% (109th)
Opp 2-pt FG % 44.5% (12th) 48.7% (121st)
Opp 3-Pt FG % 32.6% (44th) 34.0% (118th)
Opp Blocks Per Game 2.9 (82nd) 3.9 (270th)
Opp Steals Per Game 6.3 (201st) 5.5 (75th)
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