Louisville vs. Butler player matchups

Player profiles of the probable starters and key reserves for the Louisville - Butler NCAA 2nd Round game in Birmingham.

GAME MATCHUPS: Probable Starters
LOUISVILLE
BUTLER
PG Reece Gaines PG Brandon Miller
# 22
Senior
6'6, 205
Madison, WI

Leads team in minutes played (32), points (17.7), assists (4.9) and steals (1.7) and 3-pointers made. Also averages 2.7 rebounds per game. Shoots 37.9% from beyone the 3-point arc. Scored 18 points, collected 6 rebounds, recorded 3 steals and 2 assists in the first round victory over Austin Peay.
# 4
Senior
6'0, 175
New Castle, IN

Averages 34 minutes per game, most on the team. Also Butler's leading scorer at 12.3 per contest. Leads team in assists (3.3 pg), steals (1.2 pg) and 3-point percentage (.433). Recorded 14 points, including the last second game winner, 4 assists, 4 turnovers and 2 rebounds in upset win over Mississippi State.
SG Taquan Dean SG Darnell Archey
# 5
Freshman
6'3, 175
Neptune, NJ

Averages 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game. Solid defender who has 25 thefts on the season. 3-point threat, shooting 35.7% behind the arc. Had 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in the Cards opening round win.
# 10
Senior
6'1, 160
New Castle, IN

Leds the team in 3-pointers made with 67, shooting 40.6% from behind the arc. Averages 10.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per outing. Tossed in 8 points and pulled down 4 rebounds in Butler's first round victory.
G Erik Brown G/F Mike Monserez
# 33
Senior
6'5, 210
Lexington, KY

Averages 18.7 minutes per contest, including 17 starts. Records 6.9 points, 2.2 rebounds per game. Has teams second best 3-point shooting percentage at 42.0%. Scored 7 points and recorded 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in first round win.
# 22
Junior
6'6, 225
Loveland, OH

Plays both the shooting guard and forward spot for Butler. Second on the team in rebounds, averaging 5.4 per contest. Also averages 9.3 points per game. Had 3 points and 4 rebounds against Mississippi State.
PF Luke Whitehead PF Lewis Curry
# 24
Junior
6'7, 220
San Fransisco, CA

Named C-USA Tourney MVP. Has recorded an amazing five double-doubles in a row. Season averages of 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Led team with 20 points and 11 rebounds and added 2 assists and a steal in victory over Austin Peay.
# 51
Senior
6'7, 230
Ft. Wayne, IN

Only averages 16 minutes per game. Averages 4.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per outing. Can shoot the three, connecting on 33.3% of his attempts this year. Went scoreless and collected only one rebound in team's first round win.
C Marvin Stone C Joel Cornette
# 21
Senior
6'10, 240
Huntsville, AL

Cards biggest presence in the post. Third on the team in scoring with an average of 10.6 per game. Has 36 blocks on season. Also averages 7.2 rebounds per outing. Recorded 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in first round win.
# 33
Senior
6'9, 240
Cincinnati, OH

Teams second leading scorer (11.3 pg) and leading rebounder (6.3pg). Also a great passer, averaging 3.0 assists per outing. Leads team in blocks with 28. Recorded 9 points and 6 rebounds against Mississippi State.

GAME MATCHUPS: Key Reserves
LOUISVILLE
BUTLER
F Francisco Garcia F Duane Lightfoot
# 32
Freshman
6'7, 175
Bronx, NY

Averages 22 minutes per game. Dangerous scorer averaging 11.0 points per game. Teams most accurate 3-point threat with a 43.0% average. Leads team with 40 blocks. Also averages 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Had 7 rebounds, 6 points, 5 assists and 2 steals against Austin Peay.

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