Louisville vs. Austin Peay Player Matchups

Player profiles of the probable starters and key reserves for the Louisville - Austin Peay NCAA 1st Round game in Birmingham.

GAME MATCHUPS: Probable Starters
LOUISVILLE
AUSTIN PEAY
PG Reece Gaines PG Corey Gibson
# 22
Senior
6'6, 205
Madison, WI

First team All C-USA, Wooden Award Finalist. 17.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. Athletic pg that creates huge mismatch problems for opponents. Cards leader in scoring, three pointers made and assists.
# 3
Junior
6'1, 185
Sikeston, MO

OVC All Tourney selection. Athletic JUCO transfer point guard who plays solid defense. Third on the team in steals with 32. 8.5 points, 2.5 assists per game. Teams leading three point shooter with 54 on the season.
SG Taquan Dean SG Rhet Wierzba
# 5
Freshman
6'3, 175
Neptune, NJ

All C-USA Freshman Team. 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. Solid defender who finished third in rebounding at the C-USA Tourney. Dangerous three point shooter.
# 32
Junior
6'4, 190
Farmington, IL

Solid guard who finished second on team in steals (38) and made three pointers (52). 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds per game.
PF Luke Whitehead PF Adrian Henning
# 24
Junior
6'7, 220
San Fransisco, CA

C-USA Tourney MVP. Three consecutive double-doubles to enter NCAA play. Undersized, athletic rebounder who is playing best ball of the year. 8.5 points, 5.2 rebounds per game.
# 14
Junior
6'7, 205
Memphis, TN

OVC All Tourney selection. Undersized, athletic power forward. Govs leading scorer and rebounder. 15.4 points, 7.1 rebounds per game.
SF Fransisco Garcia SF Anthony Davis
# 32
Freshman
6'7, 175
Bronx, NY

C-USA Freshman of the Year. C-USA All Tourney selection. Terrific scorer and passer who is ultra competitive and deadly from three point range. Leads team with 39 blocks. 11.2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists per game.
# 23
Sophomore
6'3, 190
Inglewood, CA

Athletic, undersized small forward. Teams second leading scorer and leader in steals (51). 14.0 points, 4.7 rebounds per game.
C Marvin Stone C Josh Lewis
# 21
Senior
6'10, 240
Huntsville, AL

Gives Cards inside presence. Teams best post defender and rebounder. 36 blocks on season. 10.7 points, 7.2 rebounds per game.
# 24
Junior
6'8, 210
Lexington, KY

OVC Tourney MVP. Good athlete with improving offensive skills. Govs leading shot blocker this year with 80. Third leading scored and second leading rebounder. 12.6 points, 7 rebounds per game.

GAME MATCHUPS: Key Reserves
LOUISVILLE
AUSTIN PEAY
G Erik Brown G Marice Hampton
# 33
Senior
6'5, 210
Lexington, KY

Averages 18.7 minutes per contest, including 16 starts. 6.9 points, 2.2 rebounds per game.
# 21
Freshman
6'2, 175
Russellville, KY

Averages 14.6 minutes per game. 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds. Most accurate three point shooter on team.
G Bryant Northern G Levi Carmichael
# 3
Junior
6'0, 175
Jeffersonville, IN

Averages 11.1 minutes and 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds per game.
# 10
Sophomore
6'0, 175
Bloomfield, IN

Averages 14.0 minutes per game. 3.1 poi

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