Originally written on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 10/26/14

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 22: Peyton Siva #3 of the Louisville Cardinals is pictured during the game against the Morgan State Bears on November 22, 2009 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville won 90-81. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
On Saturday, Peyton Siva and company will play for at least a share of the Big East regular season title.  This did not seem like much of a thought after the Cards dropped 3 straight to Syracuse, Villanova and Georgetown.  But with a couple of timely upsets and outstanding recent play, Louisville has set themselves up nicely. I cant beleive that I am writing this, but we should all be avidly cheering for Syracuse on Saturday at Georgetown. (That was painful)  If the Orange beat the Hoyas in the Verizon Center then the Cards get the top seed in the Big East tournament with a win versus Notre Dame.  If the Hoyas end up winning the game, than the Cards will need to win to preserve the two seed in the tournament. A team that not many people are talking about are the Marquette Golden Eagles.  Marquette is tied with both Georgetown and Louisville atop the Big East standings.  The Golden Eagles are more than likely going to beat St. Johns so with a Louisville loss, the Cards can potentially drop all the way to the 3rd seed.  If both Louisville and Marquette win, Louisville holds the tiebreaker since the Cards stomped them on Super Bowl Sunday. And if both Marquette and Georgetown lose and Louisville wins, than Louisville wins the Big East outright. This chart may make the scenario’s a bit easier to understand, these aren’t all of them but I will be surprised if one of these 8 don’t happen: Louisville, Georgetown, Marquette all win = Louisville 2 seed Louisville and Marquette win and Georgetown loses = Louisville 1 seed Louisville wins and Marquette and Georgetwon loses = Louisville 1 seed Louisville and Georgetown win and Marquette loses = Louisville 2 seed Marquette and Georgetown win and Louisville loses = Louisville 3 seed Marquette wins and Georgetown and Louisville loses = Louisville 3 seed Georgetown wins and Marquette and Louisville loses = Louisville 2 seed All teams lose = Louisville 2 seed Rick Pitino said earlier today that this was the biggest game in KFC Yum! Center history and that very well may be true.  With such a storied conference coming to an end, it would be very cool to be able to hang that banner in the arena and say that we ended as the best team. The emotions of Senior Day are the only thing that worries me about this game.  We all remember last year on Senior Day when we lost to a far inferior USF team.  That being said, Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng are in a whole different category than Kyle Kuric and Chris Smith from last year.  If there are two people on the team that I would trust not to get to excited, it is Dieng and Siva.  I don’t think that Dieng will be all that emotional himself, but if you have any kind of social networking site you know that almost all fans will probably shed a tear when Gorgui Dieng walks off the court at the Yum! Center. Also its worth noting that Notre Dame’s, Cameron Biedscheid, will not be able to play in the game due to his wildly entertaining fight with St. John’s, Sir’Dominic Pointer, earlier in this week.  If you haven’t seen it, here it is…it is a must see.  
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