Duke Football vs. Louisville, Final Four preview
Duke Football is in the Final Four of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and it’s a lot to remember.
Duke will host Louisville in the first round.
That will be the last game Duke plays in the Big East tournament.
But we’ll be back in the Capital Region, at a time that could change for the program in the coming years.
This year’s NCAA tournament is one of the best, if not the best tournament the league has seen, and the national title game has been played twice this season, but it will be Duke’s first trip to the Final 4 since 1988.
Here’s how we’ll see Duke vs. the Cardinals.
This year, the Cardinals are No. 8 in the AP Poll, but that could be misleading.
The Wildcats have struggled to stay in the top five in any major statistical category in the last two years, and they have struggled against teams that have gone to the Big Dance.
In fact, Duke has never won a game in the Sweet 16 of the tournament.
Louisville is a tough team to rate, but there is a chance the Cardinals could be a playoff contender if they keep up their offensive and defensive dominance, which has not been a problem for the Cardinals this season.
Louisville has won five straight games at home against Duke, but they’ve won four of those games against Duke in the past five years.
The Cardinals also have a tough schedule.
They play a pair of top-10 teams in Syracuse and North Carolina State, and both of those teams are ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press poll.
The Cardinals will also play four teams that are ranked in the Top 25 of the AP poll, including No. 2 and No. 4 seeds.
Louisville will have to find some success in these matchups to have any chance of winning this tournament.
The only thing that will help Louisville is the fact that they will be playing in the Rose Bowl against the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.
But the biggest reason to watch Louisville is because the Cardinals have the No. 3 overall seed in the ACC, which means the Cardinals can play their first game of the ACC Tournament against a team that is ranked outside the Top 20.
Duke, the No-3 seed in this year’s ACC Tournament, is not in the East, but the Cardinals do not have to play their next two games in New Orleans, which is the same place where the Cardinals will play against the Tigers.
Duke will have a lot of time to prepare for Louisville, and we will be following the team closely.
If the Cardinals lose to Duke, they will have played their first three games at the Rose Garden against No. 7 seeds, No. 10 seeds, and No: 12 seeds, meaning they could be in for a long, tough night.