Originally Posted by jmac
Just got home so havent heard all the experts on TV yet. Glancing at the bracket, it appears Louisville is in one of the tougher brackets. After the first round game, they have some possible tough ones out there.
Mizzou is very capable of giving them a game. Stl/OSU could as well and then there is Duke/MSU waiting (barring no upsets).
Really surprised Duke got a #2 !
Missouri lost to Louisville in one of the tournaments earlier in the season by 23, and that was without Giorgui Gieng. They have a virtual cakewalk to the Sweet 16.
I'd be sweating having St Louis in the bracket. Louisville thrives on pressure defense (Pitino's trademark) and St Louis takes very good care of the basketball. Okie Jr. would be an interesting matchup, but Pitino usually does very well against his disciples.
Its always obvious the NCAA sets up storylines. Last year it was Kentucky vs Duke, now its Pitino vs Coach K. It wouldn't surprise me if Creighton or Michigan State knocked off Duke, however, and St Louis beats Louisville.