Difficult to get a handle on UConn. The Huskies are 5-1, having beaten Duke, Maine, Pittsburgh, Temple and Akron while losing by one point to Virginia. Out of all those teams, only Virginia is respectable. Winning, however, instills confidence in teams, and UConn will be powered by high levels of adrenaline.
U of L will be coming off a good win over a tough opponent. Some improvement on defense should carry over into an improved focus during this week’s preparations. The stop on that last series of Cincinnati downs was a beginning. Build on it.
We believe Brian Brohm latched on to the leadership role in a new way in the win over Cincinnati. Now that the Heisman Trophy talk has died down, Brian should be able to do what he does best, keep those receivers moving the chains. Brock Bolen and Anthony Allen can help by chewing up yardage as well.
Louisville fans don’t respect the Bearcats. But why should they? The UC Bearcats just can’t seem to beat their rival down Interstate 71 in anything. No matter if the sport is football, basketball, baseball, or volleyball, UC just can’t find wins against the Cardinals.
The basketball team has lost four out of their last five meetings with Rick Pitino’s Cardinals. Brian Cleary’s baseball team is just 3-6 in their last nine meetings against the team down south.
Even the women have had their trouble. The women’s basketball team has lost five out of their last six against Louisville.
The last time the volleyball team beat the Cardinals was 2003. Louisville has dominated the women’s soccer team, boasting a 3-0 record over the Bearcats in their last three meetings.