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Cardinals' defense could be too much for USC

Updated: March 18, 2005, 7:45 AM ET
By Nancy Lieberman | Special to ESPN.com

Louisville, which is competing in its first NCAA Tournament in four years, hasn't won a game in the Big Dance since 1995.

That streak could come to an end Saturday.

The ninth-seeded Cardinals take on No. 8 seed Southern California (ESPN, noon ET) in what could be the best first-round game in the Kansas City Regional.

Cardinals coach Tom Collen has won nearly 80 percent of his career games, which ranks third in the nation in winning percentage among active coaches. He has done ...

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