Louisville favored as fans fill out NCAA brackets


by Maggie Ruper


Posted on March 18, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 19 at 6:24 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Louisville Cardinals are back to back Big East champs and the number one overall seed in the NCAA tournament, but with the top spot also comes the burden of expectation.

“It’s tough to win it from that spot. We'll see if Louisville can pull it off under the pressure,” said Tony Vanetti, Sports Radio 790.

Louisville is a popular pick for people filling out the final four spots in their bracket, but so is Indiana.

“Hometown boy, love Louisville, but Indiana is probably the most explosive team in this tournament this year,” said Michael Jenkins.

The team noticeably absent from the tournament this year- the reigning national champions.

“It's disappointing, but life goes on. You take it and smile and we'll be back next year,” said a UK fan.

Louisville is also playing close to home. They’ll head to Lexington and if they win there they’ll play in Indianapolis. 

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