INDIANAPOLIS —- I just looked to see which game the D.C. area is getting on its CBS affiliate.
It’s the Syracuse-Oklahoma game. And regardless of what the score is there, that’s a good thing.
Louisville is predictably steamrolling Arizona 49-28 at the break of the Midwest regional semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium. That’s what you’d expect when the NCAA tournament’s top overall seed meets its lowest remaining seed in the round of 16.
Other than Chase Budinger, it’s been very quiet for the Wildcats. Both Jamelle Horne and Jordan Hill picked up three fouls in the first half, which is pretty much a tacit admission on Russ Pennell‘s part he has no one to put in for those guys when they encounter foul problems.
Louisville just has too many athletic options for the thin Wildcats to take place. When it’s not Earl Clark and Terrence Williams who are doing a ton of damage, but rather freshmen Samardo Samuels and Terrence Jennings, that’s a clear sign a Louisville opponent is in a world of trouble.
Arizona will only be eroded by Louisville’s press more in the second half. Book the Cardinals for a spot in the Elite Eight; the night’s only remaining drama here is who joins them in Sunday’s regional final.
—- Patrick Stevens