INDIANAPOLIS – The speed. The quickness. The penchant for causing chaos and mayhem. The ability to take a manageable game and turn it into a blowout in a matter of seconds.
Yeah, Dana Altman and his Oregon Ducks know exactly what they're up against with Louisville and that hair-on-fire defense. They've been watching the Oregon football team wreak the same kind of havoc for years now.
The Cardinals (31-5) looked every bit the overall top seed in their first two games, routing North Carolina A&T and Colorado State by an average of 28.5 points while forcing 47 turnovers. The stats are even scarier in Louisville's 12-game winning streak. The Cardinals have held opponents to less than 55 points and 38 percent shooting during the run, forcing an average of almost 19 turnovers.