It should be a lively atmosphere at FedEx Forum on Saturday as Memphis welcomes No. 6 Louisville in what looks to be a close contest. Tip-off will be at 2:30 EST and you can see it on FSN. The Cardinals will be playing to hold their position in the AP Top 25. The Cardinals check in at 8-1 overall. The Tigers maintain a record of 6-2. The Cardinals No. 16 RPI ranking also signifies an advantage over the Tigers at No. 114. Also, Louisville has won three straight, and believes it can add to that. Last year the Cardinals beat the Tigers 95-87.
StatSmack! Louisville is better than Memphis
Winning is in our blood. Louisville had a better record in close games than Memphis last season (7-4 vs 4-5).
Peyton Siva is ranked 36th nationally in assists and 16th nationally in steals.
The Big East has had 34 more NBA Draft picks than C-USA over the past 10 years.
The Big East has 2 teams - Pittsburgh (2.01) and Notre Dame (1.73) - that have a better assist-to-turnover ratio than C-USA leader, East Carolina (1.56).