Cardinal Basketball

Louisville’s NCAA Tournament Seed Seems Obvious

Chris Humphrey

Losing six of nine games isn’t exactly helping Louisville’s post-season resume, but anyone who thinks the Cards aren’t a lock for the big dance isn’t paying attention to the bubble.

Louisville’s projected seed line has changed quite a bit over the past few weeks, but the signature wins from earlier in the season matter more than anything else on the resume.

With a 19-11 overall record and the season finale being at Virginia, I’d say there’s a strong possibility that Louisville finishes the regular season at 19-12.

A few upsets this weekend could change things, but Louisville is likely to finish with the 7-seed in the ACC tournament next week.

Per Kelly Dickey, Louisville could land anywhere between a fifth and seventh.

–Louisville will be a five seed if…Miami beats Virginia Tech and Louisville beats Virginia.

–Louisville will be a six seed if…NC State beats Georgia Tech, Clemson beats Syracuse, NC State beats Boston College, Virginia beats Louisville, North Carolina beats Duke.

As mentioned, Louisville will likely remain in seventh place when the regular season comes to an end over the weekend.

Louisville’s likely ACC opponent would be the winner of Boston College and Pittsburgh. We learned the hard way that both of these teams are capable of beating Louisville, but let’s assume the Cards win and then lose to the No. 2 seed, which will likely be Duke.

If that plays out then Louisville will sit with a 20-13 record on Selection Sunday. Not exactly a record to brag about, but you have to remember Louisville has more signature wins than a lot of teams and the bubble is as bad as it’s ever been.

I’d say Louisville would end up as a seven seed and supports this opinion. Both the ESPN and CBS updated brocketology has the Cards as a seven seed.

Louisville’s NCAA Tournament Team Sheet

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