Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/17/13
Here's a look at the top seeds in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, and why they will -- or won't -- reach the Final Four: LOUISVILLE (Midwest region) Why they'll be playing in Atlanta: Defense, defense, defense. That's what wins championships, right? Well, that's what Rick Pitino teaches. The single statistic he takes most pride in with his teams is the number of deflections they have, and in one Big East tournament game this week, Pitino pointed out that his team had more deflections than in any other game he coached, college or NBA. Louisville's conditioning is among the best in college basketball, so the Cardinals are able to keep up 40 minutes of constantly pressuring on the perimeter. Why they'll be watching the Final Four on TV: Well, you gotta make baskets, and Louisville doesn't always do that. The Cards started to, though. They're still ranked 101st in the nation in field-goal percentage. But Russ Smith's breakout game during the Big East tournament, in which he scored 28,...
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