5 Bold Predictions For Louisville vs. Miami In Top 25 Showdown

By Trevor Lowry

The Louisville Cardinals and Miami Hurricanes are both trailing the North Carolina Tar Heels by one game in the ACC standings. However, Miami still has so much to look forward to (you know, like the 2016 NCAA tournament and ACC tourney), and Louisville doesn’t (postseason bans are cruel).

In preparation for one of the biggest games of the weekend, let’s unleash five bold predictions for Louisville vs. Miami.

Side Note: Remember, these predictions are bold for a reason — we’re taking a long shot here.

5 Bold Predictions For Louisville vs. Miami In Top 25 Showdown
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5. Sheldon McClellan Leads The Miami Charge

Sheldon McClellan Leads The Miami Charge Credit: Getty Images
Sheldon McClellan is leading the Hurricanes on the season in scoring with 15.7 PPG, and he will lead the Hurricanes in scoring in this game. Perhaps a 17-point outing (or more) will be in store for McClellan.

5. Sheldon McClellan Leads The Miami Charge

Sheldon McClellan is leading the Hurricanes on the season in scoring with 15.7 PPG, and he will lead the Hurricanes in scoring in this game. Perhaps a 17-point outing (or more) will be in store for McClellan.

4. Damion Lee Is The Only Bright Spot On Louisville’s Offense

Damion Lee Is The Only Bright Spot On Louisville’s Offense Credit: Getty Images
One leading scorer to another, Damion Lee, the leading scorer of the Cardinals, will be the only bright spot on offense for the, well, Cardinals. I mean, he is only one of two players averaging double figures in scoring for Louisville.

4. Damion Lee Is The Only Bright Spot On Louisville’s Offense

One leading scorer to another, Damion Lee, the leading scorer of the Cardinals, will be the only bright spot on offense for the, well, Cardinals. I mean, he is only one of two players averaging double figures in scoring for Louisville.

3. Stingy Defense Will Be The Name Of The Game

Stingy Defense Will Be The Name Of The Game Credit: Getty Images
High-scoring affairs are where it's at, but Louisville is only giving up 60.8 PPG and Miami is only allowing 66.3 PPG. The winner might not even crack the 70-point mark given those averages...

3. Stingy Defense Will Be The Name Of The Game

High-scoring affairs are where it's at, but Louisville is only giving up 60.8 PPG and Miami is only allowing 66.3 PPG. The winner might not even crack the 70-point mark given those averages...

2. Hurricanes Impress The Tourney Committee With Big Win

Hurricanes Impress The Tourney Committee With Big Win Credit: Getty Images
Miami could still earn a No. 1 seed in the dance, folks. If it wins out (including the ACC tourney), the Hurricanes will certainly deserve a No. 1 seed. Nonetheless, knocking off Louisville would provide yet another resume booster.

2. Hurricanes Impress The Tourney Committee With Big Win

Miami could still earn a No. 1 seed in the dance, folks. If it wins out (including the ACC tourney), the Hurricanes will certainly deserve a No. 1 seed. Nonetheless, knocking off Louisville would provide yet another resume booster.

1. Beyond This Game: Miami Doesn’t Lose Another Regular Season Contest

Beyond This Game: Miami Doesn’t Lose Another Regular Season Contest Credit: Getty Images
Speaking of winning out, Miami will win this game and the ones against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech ... in bold prediction fashion, that is. The contest against the Fighting Irish will be played on the road, just to raise the bold meter a bit.

1. Beyond This Game: Miami Doesn’t Lose Another Regular Season Contest

Speaking of winning out, Miami will win this game and the ones against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech ... in bold prediction fashion, that is. The contest against the Fighting Irish will be played on the road, just to raise the bold meter a bit.

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