Cardinal Basketball

Bubble Trouble: An Updated Look At Louisville’s Resume

Chris Humphrey

With a brutal five game stretch to finish the regular season, David Padgett and the Louisville Cardinals will need to improve their resume in order to feel safely in the NCAA Tournament. A this point, it appears that Louisville would be in if the big dance started to today, but they have little to no room for error down the stretch.

Let’s take a look at their resume as of today, Feb. 13.

This year, the committee introduced a new metric: quadrant wins. 

Quadrant 1: Home 1-30; Neutral 1-50; Away 1-75

Quadrant 2: Home 31-75; Neutral 51-100; Away 76-135

Quadrant 3: Home 76-160; Neutral 101-200; Away 136-240

Quadrant 4: Home 161-plus; Neutral 201-plus; Away 241-plus

Bad News: Only two of Louisville’s 18 wins qualify as quadrant 1 wins — Florida State and Notre Dame. 

Good News: All five of Louisville’s final five games would qualify as quadrant 1 wins if they can earn victories.

Strength of Schedule & RPI

Strength of Schedule & RPI

HOME AWAY NEUTRAL SOS SOS RANK RPI RPI RANK
All Division I games (18-8) 14-3 3-5 1-0 0.5709 37 0.5917 40
Non-conference D-1 games (10-3) 9-1 0-2 1-0 0.5365 77 0.5802 39

Record vs RPI Top 50: 8-1

Wins

RANK DATE SITE OPPONENT SCORE
47 Jan. 10 Away Florida State 73-69

Losses

RANK DATE SITE OPPONENT SCORE
1
Jan. 31
Away
Virginia
64-74
4
Jan. 6
Away
Clemson
69-74
11
Nov. 28
Away
Purdue
57-66
20
Dec. 29
Away
Kentucky
61-90
24
Jan. 24
Away
Miami (Fla.)
75-78
26
Dec. 3
Home
Seton Hall
77-79
41
Feb. 5
Home
Syracuse
73-78
47
Feb. 3
Home
Florida State
76-80

Record vs. RPI 50-100: 4-0

RANK DATE SITE OPPONENT SCORE
58
Jan. 13
Home
Virginia Tech
94-86
72
Jan. 16
Away
Notre Dame
82-78
85
Jan. 21
Home
Boston College
77-69
97
Nov. 21
Home
Southern Illinois
84-42

Record vs. RPI 101-200: 9-0

RANK DATE SITE OPPONENT SCORE
108
Dec. 9
Home
Indiana
71-62
124
Jan. 27
Home
Wake Forest
96-77
133
Dec. 20
Home
Albany
70-68
136
Dec. 16
Neutral
Memphis
81-72
140
Feb. 8
Home
Georgia Tech
77-54
175
Nov. 24
Home
St. Francis (Pa.)
84-72
178
Jan. 2
Home
Pittsburgh
77-51
178
Feb. 11
Away
Pittsburgh
94-60
197
Dec. 23
Home
Grand Canyon
74-56

Record vs. RPI 200-&-Above: 4-0

RANK DATE SITE OPPONENT SCORE
213
Nov. 12
Home
George Mason
72-61
243
Nov. 17
Home
Nebraska Omaha
87-78
275
Dec. 6
Home
Siena
86-60
337
Dec. 11
Home
Bryant University
102-59
Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon – 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.

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