Duke gets Louisville in the Battle4Atlantis Finals for the first K-Pitino meeting since the iconic game in the Spectrum 20 years ago.
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Louisville is a solid Final Four candidate and they have surrounded shotblocker Gorgui Dieng with athletes who can really pressure a team: Mizzou finished with 23 turnovers; star point guard Phil Pressey had eight by himself.
Mason Plumlee will get a significant challenge inside and Quinn Cook will get a big challenge as well as Peyton Siva is a superb point guard and defender.
But it's not just them; Louisville has a lot of athletes, including almost-Hokie Montrezl Harrell.
Russ Smith is the leading scorer though; the 6-0 guard averages 20 ppg.
If you think about it though, Louisville's - or rather Pitino's - defensive schemes are not that different than VCU's. The talent is probably better, but if Duke can again hold its own against the pressure, they surely have a chance.