Louisville’s first post-season game will be tomorrow night at 7 PM in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Rick Pitino and the Cardinals will face the winner of St. John’s and Villanova who play tonight in the second round of the tournament.
Considering the depth that the Big East has this year, once you get to the quarterfinals of the tournament, you can expect some stiff competition. That’s exactly what Louisville will get tomorrow night. The Cardinals will either play a Villanova team that has already defeated them once this year and is fighting for an NCAA tournament bid, or a St. John’s team that would be playing on their home court.
Jay Wright’s squad deserves credit for their 73-64 win over Louisville on Jan. 22. With that said, I think anyone who watched that game entirely would tell you that Louisville’s struggles at the free throw line had a lot to do with the outcome. I think as far as personnel goes, Louisville matches up well with Villanova, but they...