Field Goal %
- ORE 44.3
- 53.8 LOU
Three Point %
- ORE 35.7
- 30.8 LOU
- ORE 12
- 13 LOU
- ORE 37
- 36 LOU
- Line: LOU -9.5
- 0th Half
Louisville scored 42 points in the paint Friday and is averaging 42.7 paint points per game in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship. The Cardinals are the first team in the last four tournaments to score at least 40 points in the paint in three consecutive games.
Louisville was able to win Friday despite having little success forcing turnovers. The Cardinals scored 14 points off 12 Oregon turnovers, tied for its second-fewest points off turnovers in a game this season. Louisville had 30 deflections against Oregon, its fewest in the tournament thus far. The Cardinals have a goal of 35 deflections in each game.
Russ Smith scored 14 of Louisville's 18 transition points Friday, 12 of which came in the first half. Smith is now averaging 10.3 transition points per game and has scored 31 of Louisville's 58 transition points (53.4 percent) in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship. Entering Friday's games, no player in the field was averaging more than 9.0 transition points per game in the tournament.
Russ Smith Points By Game - Men's Basketball Championship
Round of 64 23 Round of 32 27 Sweet 16 31* *Ties career high
Russ Smith has 81 points in Louisville's first three tournament games. That's the most in school history, passing Jim Price, who scored 80 in 1972.
Pitt, West Virginia announced that their regional rivalry, known as the "Backyard Brawl," will resume in 2017.
Kansas has five top-50 prospects on campus this weekend, including three five-stars. Indiana and Kentucky also welcome top targets.
The chance to sit on Idaho's bench and call the first play against Washington State was auctioned for charity. The winner? Washington State's coach.