Louisville better hope they don’t have a night where the officials call the game tighter than normal. UL fouls more than any team in the NCAA with their press, they just don’t get called for it. One game with things called right and they will be in trouble.
That's true, but... Russ Smith is like an insurance policy against that. If the refs are calling it TIGHT, you can be sure Russ will have the other team in foul trouble too!
If they only call it TIGHT on one end?? Well, most teams would be in trouble...
Bwahahaha! Good one, although not original; I have heard that a few times from disgruntled, bitter UK fans. I will agree that the NCAA tournament is called a lot closer than the Big East tournament. But to say that U of L commits “more fouls than any other team, and don’t get called for it” is absurd.
LAST YEAR, Louisville made the final four with a team scoring the FEWEST PPG of any team since the beginning of the expanded tourney... That’s how suffocating their defense is...
This year’s team is just as good on defense, but can actually score a little too. They’re on a roll.
I just wish they hadn’t finished so strong... now, EVERYBODY is expecting them to win it all... I’v been expecting it since early January.. when, I bet $50 on them in Vegas. :-)
“Louisville better hope they dont have a night where the officials call the game tighter than normal. UL fouls more than any team in the NCAA with their press, they just dont get called for it. One game with things called right and they will be in trouble.”
Only VCU fouls more than UL. They both foul on every possession and get away with half of them. It is a good strategy, as most ref crews try to even out the number of fouls called, and do. If they run into a crew that calls them as they see them, they can be in trouble.