No. 1-seeded Louisville squares off against No. 4-seeded Michigan in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament at Georgia Dome on Monday. Tipoff is at 9:23 p.m. ET and you can see it on CBS.
The Cardinals got past Wichita State 72-68 on Apr. 6 with the help of 21 points from Russ Smith. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 18.9 points per contest. For the Wolverines, Mitch McGary finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds in the 61-56 win over Syracuse on Apr. 6. He leads the team in rebounds with 6.3 per game and blocks with 0.7 per game.
StatSmack! Louisville is better than Michigan
The Big East has had two more Final Four teams than the Big Ten over the past 5 years.
Louisville has a better conference record than Michigan this season (14-4 vs. 12-6).
The Big East has had 19 more NCAA Tournament teams than the Big Ten over the past 10 years.
Russ Smith is ranked 10th nationally in points and 12th nationally in steals.