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Final Four: Louisville & Wichita State Player & Bench Match-Ups

Louisville Wichita State
Peyton Siva Malcolm Armstead
6-0, 185, Sr. 6-0, 205, Sr.
Minutes 31 28.6
Points 9.9 10.9
Field Goal % 41.30% 40.20%
3-point % 30.40% 35.50%
FT % 86.00% 80.30%
Rebounds 2.3 3.8
Assists 5.8 3.9
Steals 2.2 1.9
Blocks 0.2 0.1
Turnovers 2.7 2.3
Fouls 2.6 2.3
Russ Smith Tekele Cotton
6-1, 165, Jr. 6-2, 202, Soph.
Minutes 30.1 23.6
Points 18.9 6.4
Field Goal % 42.30% 44.00%
3-point % 33.10% 35.90%
FT % 82.40% 53.70%
Rebounds 3.5 3.9
Assists 2.9 1.7
Steals 2.1 1
Blocks 0.1 0.2
Turnovers 2.6 1.1
Fouls 2.5 2.1
Wayne Blackshear Ron Baker
6-5, 230, Soph 6-3, 218, Fr.
Minutes 20.4 25.6
Points 7.8 8.6
Field Goal % 42.10% 40.40%
3-point % 31.90% 34.60%
FT % 69.40% 81.40%
Rebounds 3.2 2.9
Assists 0.6 1.9
Steals 0.9 0.8
Blocks 0.3 0.3
Turnovers 0.6 1.3
Fouls 2.5 2.1
Chane Behanan Cleanthony Early
6-6, 250, Soph 6-8, 215, Jr.
Minutes 26 24.8
Points 9.6 13.7
Field Goal % 50.50% 45.10%
3-point % 8.30% 31.30%
FT % 52.70% 78.80%
Rebounds 6.3 5.3
Assists 1.1 0.6
Steals 1.4 0.8
Blocks 0.4 0.9
Turnovers 1.6 1.6
Fouls 1.7 2.6
Gorgui Dieng Carl Hall
6-11, 245, Jr. 6-8, 238, Sr.
Minutes 30.9 28.6
Points 10.2 12.5
Field Goal % 53.30% 53.80%
3-point % 0.00% 0.00%
FT % 65.20% 67.10%
Rebounds 9.5 6.9
Assists 1.9 0.7
Steals 1.4 0.5
Blocks 2.5 1.8
Turnovers 1.8 1.3
Fouls 2.5 2.4
Montrezl Harrell Jake White
6-8, 235, Fr. 6-8, 232, Soph
Minutes 16.5 11.1
Points 5.7 3.6
Field Goal % 56.40% 46.80%
3-point % 0.00% 11.10%
FT % 50.80% 71.40%
Rebounds 3.7 3
Assists 0.2 2.3
Steals 0.5 1.2
Blocks 0.7 0
Turnovers 0.6 1.7
Fouls 1.3 2.2
Luke Hancock Demetric Williams
6-6, 200, Jr. 6-2, 178, Sr.
Minutes 22 25.4
Points 7.4 7.6
Field Goal % 40.80% 38.50%
3-point % 37.20% 28.10%
FT % 77.50% 76.50%
Rebounds 2.6 2.6
Assists 1.3 2.3
Steals 0.9 1.2
Blocks 0.1 0
Turnovers 1 1.7
Fouls 2.1 2.2
Stephan Van Treese Ehimen Orukpe
6-9, 245, Jr. 7-0, 250, Sr.
Minutes 11.5 15.4
Points 1.8 2.7
Field Goal % 65.00% 47.00%
3-point % 0.00% 0.00%
FT % 70.60% 40.50%
Rebounds 3.2 4.4
Assists 0.3 0.2
Steals 0.5 0.3
Blocks 0.3 1.6
Turnovers 0.4 1.3
Fouls 1.2 2
?Tim Henderson? Fred Van Vleet
6-2, 195, Jr. 5-11, 190, Fr.
Minutes 3.5 16
Points 0.6 4.3
Field Goal % 30.00% 39.60%
3-point % 23.50% 42.60%
FT % 0.00% 72.20%
Rebounds 0.4 1.9
Assists 0.1 2.3
Steals 0.2 0.9
Blocks 0 0.1
Turnovers 0.2 1.1
Fouls 0.2 1.1
Nick Wiggins
6-6, 187, Jr.
Minutes 13.1
Points 5
Field Goal % 43.60%
3-point % 42.50%
FT % 73.00%
Rebounds 1.8
Assists 0.3
Steals 0.3
Blocks 0.2
Turnovers 0.6
Fouls 0.8
Chadrack Lufile
6-9, 251, Jr.
Minutes 8
Points 1.6
Field Goal % 55.90%
3-point % 0.00%
FT % 40.00%
Rebounds 1.8
Assists 0.3
Steals 0.2
Blocks 0.3
Turnovers 0.4
Fouls 0.8

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Final Four: Louisville vs. Wichita State Team Stat Comparison

Louisville Wichita State
Strength of Schedule 6th 91st
Points Per Game 74.3 (27th) 69.8 (104th)
Avg Scoring Margin +16.2 (4th) +8.9 (28th)
Field Goal % 45.6% (52nd) 44.1% (114th)
Rebound Rate 52.8% (54th) 55.6% (7th)
Blocks Per Game 4.3 (70th) 4.5 (49th)
Steals Per Game 10.9 (2nd) 7.5 (67th)
Assists Per Game 14.6 (37th) 13.6 (105th)
Turnovers Per Game 12.5 (105th) 12.7 (125th)
Team Fouls Per Game 17.9 (198th) 17.9 (198th)
2-point FG% 51.0% (43rd) 49.7% (79th)
3-point FG% 32.8% (218th) 34.0% (157th)
Free Throw % 70.9% (121st) 69.8% (167th)
Opponent Shooting % 39.2% (24th) 39.3% (27th)
Opponent 2-point FG% 43.0% (29th) 43.4% (37th)
Opponent 3-point FG% 31.5% (58th) 32.1% (80th)
Opponent Block Per Game 3.4 (163rd) 3.0 (73rd)
Opponent Steals Per Game 5.7 (53rd) 5.6 (43rd)

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Updating the Louisville Basketball Record Book Pre-Final Four

Russ Smith

-Russ Smith’s 718 points is currently the 2nd Best Scoring Season in Louisville Basketball History. During the NCAA Tournament games in Indianapolis Russ passed Wes Unseld (1967-68), Jim Price (1971-72), John Turner (1960-61), Reece Gaines (2001-2002), and Charlie Tyra (1955-56) to climb to #2.  Darrell Griffith’s 825 points in 1979-80 will remain #1 All-Time.

-Russ currently has taken the 5th Most Field Goal Attempts for a single season in Cardinal Basketball History with 527.  During the Regional Semi-Finals & Finals Smith passed Bobby Brown (1951-52), Darrell Griffith (1978-79), Jim Price (1971-72), and Chuck Noble (1953-54).

-Smith’s 2012-13 season continues to build on his #1 All-Time Single Season Made Free Throws mark and now stands at 215 makes on the year. Russ also moved up the list from 6th to 2nd in Free Throw Attempts in a Single Season with 261 passing Bud Olsen (1961-62), Charlie Tyra (1956-57), Ellis Myles (2004-05), and Charlie Tyra (1955-56).

-Russ Smith needs just 2 steals to move into Louisville’s All-Time Career Steals Top 10.

-Russ set Louisville’s Steal Record in a Single Season last year with 87, currently Russ has 81 takes good for 8th All-Time in one year.

-Russ Smith now has 1205 career points and during the Sweet 16 & Elite 8 games passed Charles Jones, Juan Palacios, Tony Williams, Cornelius Holden, Larry O’Bannon, Felton Spencer, Bobby Brown, Jerry King, Peyton Siva, Bud Olsen, Greg Minor, and Jerry Smith on the All-Time Scoring list.  Smith is now 37th in Scoring All-Time as a Cardinal.

-For his Career in the NCAA Tournament Russ Smith has scored 166 points 5th All-Time.  Milt Wagner holds the All-time Career Mark in the NCAAs with 224 points.

-For this NCAA Tournament Russ has scored 104, 4th all-time in a single tournament at UofL.  Russ needs 12 points to tie Darrell Griffith’s 1980 Tournament tally for #1 All-Time.

-Russ Smith has 20 Career Steals in the NCAA Tournament, 2nd in schol history behind Charles Jones’ 24. Russ has achieved the single Tournament Record in school history with 13.  Lancaster Gordon previously held the school record with 11 in a single tournament.

Peyton Siva

-Peyton Siva will finish #2 All-Time Career Assists for Louisville Basketball.  Siva currently has 669 assists and trails only LaBradford Smith’s 713 dimes.

-Siva also passed his own personal best for Single Season Assists (last year’s mark) and in 2012-13 has 220 assists which is the 2nd most assist in a Louisville Basketball Season.  Peyton trails LaBradford Smith’s 1989-90 tally by just 6 for the best mark in school history.  Siva owns 3 of Louisville’s Top 6 assists marks in school history.

-Peyton Siva continued to build his lead as Louisville’s All-Time Career Steal Leader with 248.

-Peyton’s 84 steals during 2012-13 is tied with Alvin Sims (1995-96) for 6th All-Time in a Single Season. Siva needs 3 steals to tie Russ’ single season mark last year.

-Siva is now tied with Herbert Crook in Career Most Games Played with 142.

-Peyton Siva moved up to 41st on the All-Time Scoring List during Regional play and now has 1190 points.  Siva passed Felton Spencer, Bobby Brown, & Jerry King during Friday & Sunday’s games.

-Peyton Siva is #2 All-Time in NCAA Tournament Assists for Louisville with 55 assist in the Tournament.  The school record is 69 set by Milt Wagner.

-Siva’s 20 assists in this NCAA Tournament is 7th in school history in a Single NCAA Tournament.  The record is held by 1975’s Phil Bond.

-Peyton Siva has 12 career steals in the NCAA Tournament, that’s 11th in school history for NCAA Tournament games.  Siva has 8 steals in the 2013 Tournament, currently 8th best in a single tournament for the school (tied with Gorgui)

Gorgui Dieng

-Gorgui Dieng is currently #2 All-Time in Career Blocks at the University of Louisville with 262. Gorgui trails just Pervis Ellison with 374 swats in his career.  Dieng will need to return for his senior season to make a run at the “Never Nervous” mark.

-Dieng’s 2012-13 season is currently tied with Samaki Walker’s 1994-95 season for Season Blocks at 78.  During the Sweet 16 & Elite 8 Gorgui passed Felton Spencer (1989-90) & Cliff Rozier (1993-94).  Last year Gorgui set the single season block record with 128.

-Gorgui Dieng has 843 career points & 787 career rebounds.  Dieng needs 26 rebounds to move into Louisville’s Top 16 All-Time Rebounders & 157 points to score 1000.

-Gorgui is currently #6 in school history for Career Rebounds in the NCAA Tournament with 76.  Pervis Ellison holds the All-Time Record with 121.

-Also in Career NCAA Tournament marks Gorgui is #2 in school history in Career Blocks with 29, trailing just Pervis Ellison’s 32.  In a single tournament Gorgui’s 2013 Tournament is 4th All-Time with 10 swats.  Dieng set the school record for blocks in a single NCAA Tournament last season with 17.

– Gorgui has 15 career steals in the NCAA Tournament, that’s tied for 6th in school history for NCAA Tournament games.  Gorgs has 8 steals in the 2013 Tournament, currently 8th best in a single tournament for the school (tied with Siva).