Posted: 3:24 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013
By Mike Rutherford
Spread Check: Louisville by 5
Louisville will take on Syracuse for the Big East Tournament championship Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN. The title game appearance will be U of L's third straight. The Cards won the tournament title in both 2009 and 2012. Syracuse, meanwhile, will be looking for its sixth Big East Tournament championship.
Louisville leads the all-time series with Syracuse, 14-7. After a seven-game losing streak, the Orange has won three of the last four meetings between the squads. Syracuse defeated the Cardinals, 70-68, on Jan. 19 in Louisville. The teams met again on March 2 in the Carrier Dome where Louisville posted a 58-53 victory.
Ken Pom Stats:
Ken Pom Prediction: Louisville 66, Syracuse 61