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Tale of The Tape, Prediction: Louisville vs. Furman

The Cardinals continue on their four-game homestand to open up the 2021-22 season by hosting the Paladins at the KFC Yum! Center.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville (1-0, 0-0 ACC) is continuing on their four-game homestand to open up the 2021-22 men's college basketball season, hosting Furman (1-0, 0-0 SoCon) on Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 p.m. EST at the KFC Yum! Center. Here's how the Cardinals stack up against the Paladins:

- Rankings:

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AP/USA TODAY

NR/NR

RV/RV

NET

75th

56th

RPI

T-141st

T-1st

SOS

T-1st

T-1st

KenPom

115th

42nd

Sagarin

93rd

43rd

- Team Leaders:

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Points

Mike Bothwell, Alex Hunter (22.0)

Noah Locke (16.0)

Rebounds

Jalen Slawson (8.0)

Samuell Williamson (14.0)

Assists

Conley Garrison (6.0)

Jarrod West (5.0)

Steals

Jalen Slawson, Mike Bothwell (3.0)

Jarrod West, Matt Cross (2.0)

Blocks

None

Dre Davis (2.0)

- Scoring:

FurmanLouisville

Points Per Game

118.0

72.0

Field Goal %

56.1%

41.5%

FGM/FGA Per Game

46.0/82.0

27.0/65.0

Three Point %

50.0%

25.0%

3PTM/3PTA Per Game

22.0/44.0

7.0/28.0

Free Throw %

66.7%

57.9%

- Rebounding:

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Rebounds Per Game

45.0

54.0

Off. Reb. Per Game

14.0

18.0

Def. Reb. Per Game

31.0

36.0

Rebound Margin

16.0

14.0

- Defense:

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Opp. Points Per Game

66.0

60.0

Opp. FG%

40.9%

30.9%

Opp. 3PT%

27.8%

33.3%

Steals Per Game

12.0

9.0

Blocks Per Game

0.0

5.0

- Ball Handling:

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Assists Per Game

34.0

12.0

Turnovers Per Game

10.0

19.0

Turnover Margin

8.0

-5.0

Assist/Turnover Ratio

3.4

0.6

- ESPN Prediction: Per ESPN's Basketball Power Index, Louisville has a 77.9 percent chance to win against Furman.

- KenPom Prediction: Per KenPom.com, the Cardinals have an 83 percent chance to take down the Paladins, with a projected final score of 76-65 in favor of Louisville. By current metrics, Furman is the highest-ranked opponent that Louisville will face until the Baha Mar Championship in the Bahamas.

- Personal Prediction: Louisville 74, Furman 60.

(Photo of Noah Locke: Jamie Rhodes - USA TODAY Sports)

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