Arizona-Louisville: Do the Wildcats Have a Shot?

Posted: March 25, 2009 by Steve Steurer in Louisville Basketball, Posted by Steve Steurer

arizonaArizona (21-13) is surprising a lot of people and messed up all their brackets. Arizona upset Utah. Arizona is a 12 seed and beat a 5 seed. That is amazing. They also beat a red hot Cleveland State team.

Cleveland State beat Butler in the Horizon championship, but they weren’t done there. They pulled an upset out of their hat and took down Wake Forest in a blow out! But Arizona was able to beat them and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 12th time since 1988.

Can the Wildcats beat Louisville (28-5)? That is the question everyone is asking.

This would be an amazing upset for Arizona. We’ll find out on Friday and I’ll be completely screwed if Louisville loses. I have the Cards winning it all.

Let’s take a look at the match-up…

Louisville already showed us they could take down red hot teams in the Big East tournament. They beat Syracuse who was definitely red hot. The Cuse had beat UConn and West Virginia and UConn was a favorite to win the Big East. But Arizona can do this too. They took down Cleveland State and Butler!

But are they good enough to beat the No. 1 overall seed and the Big East Champions? The stats clearly point to the Cards—like the record. But not in everything as the Cards top scorer Earl Clark only scores 14 points a game and the Wildcats top scorer Jordan Hill scores 17 points a game. That shows that the Wildcats have some hope.

Like I said if the Cards lose it will mess up close to 99.9 percent of peoples brackets! Arizona may have fate on their side, but here’s another thing the Wildcats have over Louisville.

The Cards run a fast paced offense and defense, which is supposed to tear down a team. But the Wildcats will not be tired, as they have both gotten a lot of time off. Also Arizona is very athletic. Still the question remains—Will the Wildcats be able to take down Louisville?

Well this will be a great game. Like I said I have Louisville beating Arizona, but the Wildcats have the ability to win this game and advance to the Elite Eight.

If the Wildcats win it will be one of the best upsets of all of NCAA tournament history.


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