While Louisville handled its first three Big East foes with relative ease, coach Rick Pitino's team could be in for a tough test Monday night.
Hoping to open 4-0 in conference play for the first time in four seasons, the No. 3 Cardinals visit Hartford trying for a sixth victory in seven matchups with a Connecticut club coming off arguably its most impressive win to date.
After beating Providence and Seton Hall by an average of 16.5 points, Louisville (15-1, 3-0) cruised to a 64-38 win over South Florida on Saturday. Junior Gorgui Dieng recorded his third straight double-double with 12 points and a career high-tying 16 rebounds while star point guard Peyton Siva shot 7 of 11 - 3 of 5 from 3-point range - to finish with 17 points, becoming the 64th player in school history to reach 1,000.
"Dieng is so much better and Siva's making 3s," USF coach Stan Heath said. "That was not the case in the past. You'd dare him to shoot and you'd be OK with it.
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