A Top 25 showdown is on tap at Fifth Third Arena on Saturday afternoon, as the seventh-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats play host to the 11th-ranked Louisville Cardinals in a key American Athletic Conference clash.
Louisville has a knack for heating up as the calendar turns to March. It happened last season, as the Cardinals didn’t start to look like national championship contenders until weeks before the Big East Tournament.
The Cardinals are in that form again, but you can’t blame fans if they haven’t noticed. Louisville has pounded the teams in the bottom half of the American Athletic Conference. A rematch with Cincinnati could be the turning point.