Kevin C. Cox
Colorado State can help the Mountain West redeem themselves if they can upset No. 1 seeded Louisville.
Colorado State looked real good in their win over Missouri on Thursday, and the key was not their rebounding edge but it was having guard Dorian Green in the starting lineup. Green not only was in the lineup but he had a huge game by scoring 26 points, and they will need him if Colorado State is going to win.
Colorado State could use their rebounding edge to hang in this game, especially their offensive rebounding. Louisville plays a 2-3 zone and that can set does not allow for a team to rebound well. If Colorado State can get some offensive rebounds and second chance points, then that is a way they can hang with Louisville.
Basically, Colorado State will have to play their best game of the year if they are going to win, or have a shot to win.
Date, game time, TV: Saturday March 23, 5:15 p.m. ET, CBS
Location: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
Streaming: March Madness Live
Radio: Dial Global Radio Network
Odds: Louisville favored by 10.5