BoD South Region- First Round #3 Louisville vs #14 UC Irvine

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Who wins this South Regional 1st Round matchup?

Poll closed Mar 28, 2020.
  1. 3 Louisville

    83.3%
  2. 14 UC Irvine

    16.7%
  1. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

    EvilMonkeyInTheCloset Well-Known Member
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    #3 Louisville Cardinals (24-7, 15-5)

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    ACC (t2nd)
    Off- 74.1 ppg / Def- 63.7 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 39 (Last: 2019)

    Top Scorers:
    Jordan Nwora 18.0 ppg
    Steven Enoch 9.5 ppg
    Dwayne Sutton 9.1 ppg
    Ryan McMahon 8.7 ppg
    Malik Williams 8.5 ppg

    #14 UC Irvine Anteaters (21-11, 13-3)

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    Big West (1st)
    Off- 74.0 ppg / Def- 65.2 ppg
    NCAA Appearances- 2 (Last: 2019)

    Top Scorers:
    Collin Welp 13.0 ppg
    Evan Leonard 12.4 ppg
    Eyassu Worku 12.3 ppg
    Tommy Rutherford 10.1 ppg
    Brad Greene 9.0 ppg


    The Cardinals will have to wait at least another year in real life to make amends for a First Round exit last season against Minnesota, but perhaps the Bracket of Doom can provide their fans a little solace in the meantime. Louisville surged out to a 9-0 start this past season, before falling to last year's National Runner-up Texas Tech. Just twice this season did the Cardinals drop back to back games, and in between that time they reeled off 10 straight wins, including a 79-73 victory at Duke. Louisville enters this hypothetical tournament as the top 3 seed, but can they avoid the temptation of people voting for the wackiness that is UC Irvine's nickname?

    The Anteaters made school history last year, when arguably their best team ever stunned 4 seed Kansas State to give them their first-ever tournament win. Now UC Irvine is back with another veteran crew hoping to play spoiler once again. And they could do it too given their ability to score with four players in double figures led by Sophomore Collin Welp (13.0 ppg). This may not be as dynamic a team as last year's, but as K-State found out, never underestimate an Anteater.
     
  2. UL_1986

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    In before the cats fans vote uc irvine...:D

    C A R D S
     
  3. JayhawkWriter

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    Kentucky fans must still be tying one on. still 6-0 Louisville.
     
  4. UL_1986

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    I feel like we played UC Irvine like 5 years ago or so in the first or second round of the tourney. They had this center who was legit 7’6. Can’t remember his name..but he had Tacko Fall height and he was pretty sturdy too.
     
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  5. EvilMonkeyInTheCloset

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  6. rockycard

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    The anteaters got that ass whipped....
     
  7. lurkeraspect84

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    Thanks for doing this. It's gonna be a slow burn for a bit, but I'm looking forward to the climax.
     
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