With Marshall easily winning its first three games of the season, University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said the Cardinals are in for a major test.
Pitino said unlike most teams U of L will face this season, the Thundering Herd doesn't have a ton of size to match up again. Marshall's tallest starter is 6-foot-6 and all five starters are between 6-4 and 6-6.The Cardinals will have to play "really good defense," to defend a team averaging 75.7 points a game and allowing just a tick over 57.
"It's a very difficult to guard (Marshall)," Pitino said. "They play 5 out at times. This is a difficult opponent to prepare for."
Pitino said U of L is focused on one game at a time but it will be interesting to see how the focus of the Cardinals is after a blowout of Jacksonville State on Monday.
U of L has several freshmen and sophomores playing key roles.
Here's Pitino and freshman Chinanu Onuaku previewing the game: