The Numbers: Louisville v UC Irvine

Cardinal Authority provides a closer look at the statistics and numbers that make up the Cardinals and Anteaters

The University of Louisville will make 41st NCAA Tournament appearance when the 4th-seeded Cardinals face 13-seed UC Irvine in East Region action on Friday in Seattle, Wash.

Here's a closer look at Louisville and its upcoming game against the UC Irvine Anteaters:

The Numbers

1: Playing its first game in Seattle, marks the first time the program has played in the state of Washington.

2: U of L and UC Irvine played two common opponents during the regular season. The Cardinals defeated a pair of fellow Big West Conference members Cal State Northridge and Long Beach. UC Irvine swept two games against Northridge, while the Anteaters split with Long Beach State.

4: Louisville is one of four Division I schools in the nation which has won 20 or more games in each of the past 13 seasons. Kansas, Duke and Gonzaga join the Cardinals program as the only to accomplish the feat.

5: Louisville is participating in the NCAA Tournament East Region for the fifth time in program history and have posted a 7-4 record. U of L has reached the Elite Eight twice out of the East Region.

6: Louisville ranks 6th with 72 all-time NCAA Tournament wins. The Cardinals have an overall tournament record of 72-41.

9: Louisville is making it's ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. It also marks the ninth time that the Cardinals have entered the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed, including four of the last five years. U of L advanced to the NCAA Final Four from a No. 4 seed in both 2005 and 2012. The Cardinals have an overall 16-9 record as a No. 4 seed.

10: While the game is the first ever meeting between U of L and UC Irvine, the Cardinals are a perfect 10-0 against teams from the Big West Conference.

15: The Cardinals played 15 games this season against teams that were ranked among the nation’s top 25 or were receiving votes in the preseason USA Today coaches poll, including six games among teams in the top eight.

41: Louisville is making its 41st NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015, good for 5th most in the event's history. The Cardinals have reached the NCAA Tournament 32 of the last 39 years (nine straight, 12 of the last 13, 14 of the last 17 years, 20 of last 24). The Cards have reached the Sweet 16 on 20 occasions and have advanced to the Elite Eight four of the last six seasons. Only four teams - Kentucky (55), North Carolina (46), UCLA (45), and Kansas (44) - have more tournament appearances.

49: Louisville is typically dominant when playing as the higher seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals have a 49-9 record as the higher seed, but are 10-17 when playing as a lower seed.

50: Rick Pitino has a 50-17 record in NCAA Tournament play (.746), ranking him second among active coaches in winning percentage and 10th all time. He's is the first coach to win an NCAA Championship at two different schools and the first to lead three different teams to the Final Four.

212: Montrezl Harrell's current number of career dunks, the most in school history. He became the school's all-time dunk leader when he totaled seven slams against Indiana on Dec. 9, passing Pervis Ellison.

485: The Cardinals have scored 485 of their 2,215 points off turnovers. Louisville is averaging 15.2 points per game off turnovers.

1,000: Senior Wayne Blackshear needs 21 points to become the 67th member of the program's 1,000 point club. Teammate Montrezl Harrell joined the group earlier this season. The Cardinals are second in the nation behind North Carolina (71) in career 1,000-point scorers.

The Stats

UC IRVINE LOUISVILLE
STATISTIC NAT'L RANK
CONF RANK
TOTAL
FG %
60 2 46.1
FG % Defense
30
1
39.3
FT %
210 8 68.3
3pt FG %
22 2 39.0
3pt FG % Defense
170 4 34.0
Rebound Margin
127 2 1.5
Scoring Defense
70 2 62.3
Scoring Margin
82 2 5.6
Scoring Offense
162 3 67.9
Assists / Game
65 2 14.2
Assist / Turn Ratio
52 2 1.23
Blocks / Game
25 1 5.0
Turnover Margin
193 5 -0.2
Steals / Game
227 4 5.7
STATISTIC NAT'L RANK
CONF RANK
TOTAL
FG %
207 12 42.9
FG % Defense
20
2
38.9
FT %
276 11 66.0
3pt FG %
309 12 30.4
3pt FG % Defense
8 2 29.3
Rebound Margin
81 7 3.0
Scoring Defense
22 2 59.5
Scoring Margin
25 5 9.7
Scoring Offense
127 5 69.2
Assists / Game
246 11 11.7
Assist / Turn Ratio
188 12 0.99
Blocks / Game
11 1 5.5
Turnover Margin
31 1 2.66
Steals / Game
16 2 8.3



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