- Jay Bilas, College Basketball analyst
With the Final Four approaching, Insider turns to its experts to see where each of the remaining teams may be most vulnerable and script a plan to take them down. The series begins Tuesday with how to beat Louisville.
The winner of eight games in a row and the Big East tournament champion, the Louisville Cardinals are the best and most efficient defensive team in the country and have won with their defense. Rick Pitino has changed his style of play since the regular season, and his team has played more up-tempo with more full-court pressure since the beginning of the Big East tournament. The change has paid off, as Pitino has a fresh team that is now healthy, attacking and punching first.
The Louisville Cardinals win by generating offense off of their pressure defense, and the team that rebounds and takes care of the ball will have a chance to beat Rick Pitino's team.