There is a full slate of action in the ACC as there always is on a Saturday. We’re just concentrating on one game, however . . .
CLEMSON (+ 4.5) at LOUISVILLE,12 p.m.
Pick: Louisville (-4.5)
We will find out a lot about Louisville (17-8) Saturday afternoon. The Cardinals are fresh from their 23-point collapse against Duke Tuesday and are back home to face the Tigers (15-9).
Clemson had a four-game win streak snapped when it lost to Miami last time out. Those four wins came against the conference’s three bottom feeders – Pitt, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech — and an upset of overrated Virginia Tech.
The Tigers are just 1-5 against ranked teams this year, the one win against the Hokies. And Louisville checks in at No. 16 in the latest poll. Clemson is also just 2-5 on the road this season.
I’m looking for Louisville, behind sophomore forward Jordan Nwora (17.8 points, 7.8 rebounds) and senior point guard Christen Cunningham, who had 12 assists against Duke, to bounce back and take out their frustrations from Tuesday on Clemson.
Any team good enough to get a 23-point lead on Duke shouldn’t have a problem, beating the Tigers by at least five points, right?