2019 Tournament PreviewAfter a one-year absence, Louisville returns to the tournament under first-year head coach Chris Mack. The Cardinals largely overachieved this year and appeared to hit a wall down the stretch, going 4-8 since February to finish tied for sixth in the ACC. Louisville gets it done defensively, ranking 17th in efficiency per KenPom, and 20th in opponent effective field-goal percentage. Despite ranking 29th in efficiency, the Cardinals struggle offensively, ranking no higher than 119th in most key metrics. Led by 6-8 sophomore forward Jordan Nwora (17.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg), who shoots a team-leading 37.1 percent from 3-point range, Louisville plays eight players 16-plus minutes, but 6-5 junior forward Dwayne Sutton (10.2 ppg 6.9 rpg) is the only other double-digit scorer. A mere 4-11 against Quadrant 1 teams, Louisville is likely too inexperienced and void of top talent to make a real run, but it is battle-tested enough to put a scare into higher seeds.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency 107.6 (73rd) 98.6 (62nd)
Pace 68.3 (213th)
Effective FG% 50.9 (163rd) 46.8 (25th)
Turnover % 15.3 (101st) 14.2 (316th)
Off Reb % 29.2 (138th) 25.9 (74th)
FTA/FGA 34.9 (114th) 32.0 (157th)
3P% 34.2 (177th) 32.0 (52nd)
2P% 50.6 (158th) 46.0 (25th)
FT% 77.7 (8th) 69.5 (107th)
3PA/FGA 43.7 (56th) 37.2 (128th)
Totals
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Louisville (20-14)
(10-8) In Atlantic Coast
Rankings
AP Poll: #32 Coaches Poll: #36 NET: #22 RPI: #33
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