#3 Louisville Cardinals (24-7, 15-5) Spoiler: Louisville info 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) Spoiler: UC Irvine info 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.