The West Regional matchup in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament between #4 Louisville (26-9) and #13 Davidson (25-7) takes place today at 1:40 PM EST.
The Louisville Cardinals overcame injuries throughout the season to key players in order to win the Big East Postseason Tournament. Louisville is led in scoring by F Kyle Kuric (13.1 ppg) and sixth man Russ Smith (11.4 ppg). PG Peyton Siva (9.1 ppg, 5.5 apg) runs the show as he slashes into the lane with ease. The best quality about this team is the offensive rebounding of Gorgui Dieng (9.1 rpg) and Chane Behanan (7.4 rpg) as most of the shots going up are three-pointers.
All five starters of the Davidson Wildcats score in double figures. They are led by F De'mon Brooks (16 ppg) and C Jake Cohen (14 ppg). What makes Davidson so dangerous is that all five starters are capable of hitting the three-point shot.
Davidson is an obvious sleeper team as they defeated Kansas earlier in the season at Kansas. Also, one must watch out for the curse of Louisville coach Rick Pitino's unborn child. Louisville has not won an NCAA Tournament game since the abortion. Will the curse be broken today?
Well, you will have to watch in order to find out. CBS Sports has provided a free live stream so that you can watch the game as it is unfolding.