(AP) -- Two of the marquee point guards in the country are set to square off and Louisville coach Rick Pitino is counting on his to bounce back from a rough effort.
Peyton Siva and the No. 2 Cardinals meet Phil Pressey and No. 13 Missouri on Friday night in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas.
These 4-0 teams are led by guards known for their playmaking ability. Pressey was named SEC preseason player of the year while Siva earned Big East preseason player of the year honors.
The Missouri guard had 18 points and eight assists in a 78-70 victory over Stanford in Thursday's quarterfinals. Pressey was clutch down the stretch as he scored four points and assisted on the other two in a game-ending 6-2 run.
Siva entered Thursday's action tied for the NCAA lead with 9.0 assists per game. He was limited to one assist and only scored seven points on 3-of-12 shooting in a 51-46 victory over Northern Iowa on Thursday.
His coach knows who his senior leader is up again...