Before this season, U of L’s coach was firm that man to man would be this year’s primary D. Of course, The Rick, as Cardinals fan have learned during his reign, could teach The Donald a thing or two about talking through both sides of his mouth.
Louisville’s D, a lot of man surely, but just as much or more match up zone, has been the best in the land for weeks now. At least that’s what the numbers say,
(Though I’m inclined to inquire of potential foes, would you rather play against the Cards’ D or West Virginia’s? But that’s another discussion for another time.)
This Duke game to see which team would creep above .500 in the ACC would be the ultimate test of that. Though this season’s Blue Devils are a team in some disarray, Coach K’s squads are always fundamentally sound, and generally able to exploit any holes their foe’s might reveal.
That wasn’t to be this Saturday noon. The Cardinals indeed showed there’s no better defensive contingent in the land. Continue reading Louisville CardFile: Duke