Pitt looks to knock off No. 11 Louisville
No. 11 Louisville (13-3, 4-1) vs. Pittsburgh (11-5, 2-3)
Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Louisville looks to give Pittsburgh its sixth straight loss to ranked opponents. Pittsburgh’s last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 11 Florida State Seminoles 75-62 on Jan. 14, 2019. Louisville has moved up to No. 11 in the latest AP rankings following wins over Miami and Notre Dame last week.
SUPER SENIORS: Louisville has relied heavily on its seniors. Jordan Nwora, Dwayne Sutton, Steven Enoch and Ryan McMahon have combined to account for 67 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 82 percent of all Cardinals points over the team’s last five games.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Trey McGowens has been directly responsible for 51 percent of all Pittsburgh field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 18 field goals and 17 assists in those games.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Panthers have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Cardinals. Pittsburgh has an assist on 38 of 69 field goals (55.1 percent) across its previous three matchups while Louisville has assists on 38 of 78 field goals (48.7 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Louisville defense has allowed only 61.2 points per game to opponents, which is the 27th-best mark in the country. The Pittsburgh offense has averaged just 66.2 points through 16 games (ranked 258th among Division I teams).