Louisville Cardinals 2004/05

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Cardinals Big East
Coach: Rick Pitino
Record: 33-5
Dance Seed: 4
Dance Result: Round of 4
Players: Francisco Garcia
*Larry O'Bannon
*Taquan Dean
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
Scoring Offense * 7 A+
Scoring Defense * 59
Free-Throw Percentage * 62
Rebound Margin * 18
Assists Per Game * 47 B+
Turnovers Per Game * 129 C+
Scoring Margin 2 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 37 B+
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 8 A+
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 10
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 3 A+
Won-Lost Percentage 4 A+
Blocked Shots Per Game 92 B-
Steals Per Game 50
Personal Fouls Per Game 146
MPI - Marchpool Index 2 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Paint41C+
Shooting19B+
Offense4A+
Poise35A+
Defense12A-
Ball Control51
Dominance24
Resilience32B-
RPI Decade50
2005
Round of 4
#6 Seed: The 04/05 Louisville Cardinals were one of the most underseeded teams in the big dance over the past digital decade.  An offensive jaugernaut with solid defensive credentials, these Cards mounted one of the most exciting comebacks in dance history in their Elite 8 overtime win over West Virginia.  Coached by Hall-of-Famer Rick Pitino and led by Francisco Garcia, this was arguably the best #4 seeded squad in college basketball over the past digital decade. The Cardinals fell apart to a powerful Illinois team in the second half  in their semifinal meeting in St.Louis.