Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Louisville has overpowered its first three opponents thanks in large part to suffocating defense. The Cardinals may face a tougher challenge in their next game as they take on an unbeaten opponent that's been strong at both ends of the floor. Second-ranked Louisville looks to keep rolling when it meets Northern Iowa in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas on Thursday night. The Cardinals (3-0) pounded Miami of Ohio 80-39 on Sunday in their latest lopsided victory. Louisville limited Miami, Samford and Manhattan to 34.8 percent shooting in winning those matchups by an average of 31.7 points. "We are a defensive team," said coach Rick Pitino, whose squad forced 19 turnovers in concluding a season-opening homestand. "We win with our defense. If we shoot like we did tonight, everything looks great. Shooting, without question, cures a multitude of sins. ... "That is not us. I am happy we shot it well. I am happy we moved the ball well, but we win because of defense." The ...
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