Look for Louisville to manhandle Wichita State

Peyton Siva celebrates on court after the Louisville Cardinals beat the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday....

Peyton Siva celebrates on court after the Louisville Cardinals beat the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday. (Getty Images/AFP)

Adrienne Batra

, Last Updated: 12:18 AM ET

TORONTO - After manhandling a strong Duke team, expect Louisville to give the same treatment to Wichita State in the Final Four. The Cardinals are firing on all cylinders — shooting, blocking, free throws both offensive and defensive rebounds. They create second-and-third scoring chances better than any team in the tournament. The only concern for them is getting into foul trouble early.

Point-guard Peyton Siva and guard Russ Smith are undoubtedly the leaders of this Louisville team. Their speed and ball-handling skills will render useless pretty much anything Wichita State throws at them. Smith leads the team with 18 points a game and Siva averages 6 assists a game. Couple that with their 6-foot-11 centre Gorgui Dieng (averaging 10 rebounds a game), Louisville will not just get the best of Wichita State, but also whomever is victorious between Michigan and Syracuse.


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