Fla St. looks to sweep Louisville
Louisville (23-5, 14-3) vs. Florida State (23-4, 13-3)
Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Florida; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Louisville seeks revenge on Florida State after dropping the first matchup in Louisville. The teams last played on Jan. 4, when the Seminoles shot 55.2 percent from the field while holding Louisville to just 38.7 percent en route to a 78-65 victory.
SUPER SENIORS: Louisville has benefited heavily from its seniors. Jordan Nwora, Dwayne Sutton, Steven Enoch and Ryan McMahon have collectively accounted for 61 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 60 percent of all Cardinals points over the team’s last five games.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Nwora has connected on 41.6 percent of the 166 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 10 of 31 over his last five games. He’s also converted 81 percent of his foul shots this season.
PERFECT WHEN: Louisville is a perfect 18-0 when it scores at least 71 points. The Cardinals are 5-5 when scoring any fewer than 71.
STREAK SCORING: Florida State has won its last 14 home games, scoring an average of 82.4 points while giving up 66.4.
GETTING DEFENSIVE: The disruptive Florida State defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 24.3 percent of all possessions, the 15th-best rate among Division I teams. Louisville has a forced-turnover percentage of only 17.5 percent through 28 games (ranking the Cardinals 288th).