Louisville has a stong defense

March 25th, 2013 at 6:38 pm by under Sports 18

Purdue knows that if it is going to make it to the sweet 16, the Boilers have to take care of the ball.

Louisville finally broke the game open against Middle Tennessee State due to their press defense that forced MTSU in to 24 turnovers.

I dropped by Purdue’s locker room early this morning and spoke with the players. Each of them spoke about watching the 1-2-2 press that Louisville runs. They believe if they can limit turnovers they can win this game.

Also, Purdue is not really worried about the crowd. Louisville had a crowd of nearly six thousand people at its game against MTSU! I think their will be even more on Tuesday night. However, the Boilers say they like to just pretend they are cheering for them. If it works, why not right?!

I spent time at Louisville’s press conference too. They have a lot of respect for the Boilers and know they will have their hands full! Purdue is playing great basketball right now!

I was not able to watch either practice today. They were closed to media. So, I can’t add a lot of insight to what took place. Purdue’s players did tell me that it would be a mental practice. They would work on implementing the game-plan.

Chantel Poston told me that she feels good. I think she will play about the same amount of minutes that she played against Liberty.

Purdue’s Drey Mingo scored just two points against Liberty. The Boilers will need more production out of her in order to get this win.

It should be a lot of fun and I will be there to bring you complete coverage!

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Caleb Martin

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