Today, I will take an in-depth look at the matchup between Louisville and Virginia (-9.5). Can UVA back up their win at Cameron with another dominant defensive effort over Louisville? I will also look at the second most dominant defensive team in the country in Cincinnati (-9.5) against Houston.
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Louisville at Virginia (-9.5)
7:00 pm ET
Virginia’s historically efficient defense returns to the floor after beating Duke in Cameron Indoor on Saturday. I took a fairly deep dive into UVA’s vaunted Pack Line defense before that matchup. Does Louisville check off the criteria needed for success against the Pack Line? The answer is a resounding NO. However, the Cards have a few “intangibles” working in their favor tonight. Before we get to those, let’s take a look at how Louisville has played under interim head coach David Padgett.