→ Seth Davis breaks down how the other Final Four Teams can beat Louisville

I am particularly interested in the Syracuse v. Louisville matchup1:

1. Take out Peyton Siva. These teams played three times this season, with Louisville winning two of them (including the Big East tournament final by 17 points). The biggest factor in all of those meetings, for better and worse, was the play of Siva, Louisville’s 6-foot senior point guard. When Syracuse beat the Cards 70-68 on Jan. 19, Siva was awful, shooting 1-for-9 from the field (1-for-7 from three) and failing to attempt a single free throw. Even though Louisville won the second meeting on March 2 in the Carrier Dome, Siva was so bad (0-for-9) that Pitino parked him on the bench and admitted that Siva just couldn’t handle Syracuse’s zone. Siva was better in the Big East final, but he still shot 0-for-5 from three.

Easier said than done, of course.

  1. I think Syracuse is going to be able to get past Michigan.