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Duke-Louisville winner the title favorite
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On March 31, 2013 @ 6:00 pm In Wirenews | Comments Disabled
by Scott Gleeson and Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to another session of Bracket Briefing, our attempt to provide you with essential information on the Big Dance — highlighting the Florida Gulf Coasts of the college basketball world, and forecasting the Wichita State moments before they happen.
Teams left in the field: 5
The first word: The national championship is a week away. But the two best teams in the bracket are clashing today at Lucas Oil Stadium when No. 1 seed Louisville and No. 2 seed Duke fight for the last spot in the Final Four.
Four things to watch in Duke-Louisville:
Tweet that speaks volume: Jalen Rose on Michigan’s big win.
On deck: Sunday’s final Elite Eight showdown.
— No. 2 Duke vs. No. 1 Louisville, 5:05 p.m. (CBS): Two of the great coaches in college hoops history square off with a trip to the Final Four on the line. The last time they met in a regional final, that whole Christian Laettner shot happened. Louisville’s Russ Smith has lit it up with 27 points a game, while Duke’s Seth Curry has averaged 24 ppg, looking to reach the Final Four in his senior campaign. It won’t get much better than this matchup.
***Star Watch: Louisville’s Smith, fresh off a 31-point performance in the Cards’ last win over Oregon, takes on another hot-handed player in Duke sharpshooter Curry, who poured in 29 points in the Blue Devils’ Sweet 16 victory over … [For more on Bracket Briefing: Duke-Louisville winner the national title favorite, click here.]
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