Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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Louisville has opened up as a 3 ½ point favorite against Duke tomorrow in the Midwest regional final. This will be the second match-up between the two teams this year. They previously met in November in the championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis, with Duke winning 76-71. Duke has advanced to the regional final with wins over, Albany, Creighton and Michigan State. The Blue Devils have a 12.6 point average margin of victory in the tournament. Surprisingly, this is only the second time Rick Pitino and Mike Krzyzewski have met in the NCAA tournament. The only other meeting was in a 1992 regional final when Rick Pitino was the coach at Kentucky. Duke won the game with the infamous Christian Laettner buzzer beater. Rick Pitino in is 6-4 in regional final games, while Krzyzewski is 11-1.
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