Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 3/31/13
Louisville and Duke will battle for a bid to the 2013 Final Four today in the Midwest regional final at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Surprisingly this is just the second time Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino have met in the NCAA tournament. Lets take a look at some interesting numbers. With a win for Pitino, he’ll pass Denny Crum, Adolph Rupp and Tom Izzo in number of Final Fours. If Krzyzewski wins, he ties John Wooden with his 12th Final Four berth. On this exact day 27-years-ago, Louisville beat Duke to win their second national championship. Since 1994, Duke has been underdogs in only two NCAA Tournament games (out of 58). Louisville a 3.5 point favorite today. Although Louisville is the favorite and the number one overall seed, No. 1 seeds are 3-9 vs. No. 2 seeds in Elite 8 showdowns since 2003 Mike Krzyzewski brings an 11-1 record in regional finals. Rick Pitino is 6-4 in regional finals. Ken Pom Prediction: Louisville 71, Duke 67 POST GAME SHOW: I’ll be d...
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