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Louisville freshman Ray Spalding on Rick Pitino, team's chemistry. Matt Stone/The C-J

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The sophomore guard from Ballard High School talks about team's mood entering Saturday's Eastern Michigan game. Dec. 11, 2015 Matt Stone, The C-J

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Louisville's Anas Mahmoud talks about playing during holiday break, his favorite Louisville player. Dec. 11, 2015 Matt Stone, The Courier-Journal

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Louisville basketball vs. Eastern Michigan

Game time: 2:05 p.m. Saturday.

Site: KFC Yum! Center.

Spread: U of L by 17.5.

Series: First meeting.

Television: Fox Sports South.

Internet live-stream: ESPN3.com and WatchESPN app (blacked out in the Louisville metro area).

Radio: WKRD-790; Sirius channel 113; XM channel 193.

Note: If you do not live in the Louisville metro area, >click here

to find the list of TV channels carrying Saturday's game in your area.

PROJECTED STARTERS

EASTERN MICHIGAN (6-3)

Pos.-Player Ht. Cl. Rb. Pts.

G-Willie Mangum IV 6-1 Jr. 2.3 16.1

G-Ty Toney 6-2 Jr. 3.9 9.9

G-Tim Bond 6-7 So. 3.9 8.3

F-Brandon Nazione 6-8 Sr. 7.1 10.0

C-James Thompson IV 6-10 Fr. 11.7 15.0

Key reserves - Raven Lee, G, 6-3, R-Jr., 12.0 pts.; Jodan Price, G/F, 6-8, R-Jr., 7.3; Ethan Alvano, G, 6-1, So., 4.9; Jordan Martin, G, 6-3, R-Sr., 3.2; Jordan Nobles, F, 6-9, R-Fr., 3.0; Trent Perry, G, 6-4, R-So., 2.3.

LOUISVILLE (6-1)

Pos.-Player Ht. Cl. Rb. Pts.

G-Trey Lewis 6-2 Gr. 4.9 14.1

G-Quentin Snider 6-2 So. 2.7 9.4

F-Damion Lee 6-6 Gr. 4.3 19.1

F-Ray Spalding 6-10 Fr. 4.3 6.1

C-Mangok Mathiang 6-10 R-Jr. 6.3 7.4

Key reserves – Chinanu Onuaku, F/C, 6-10, So., 8.6 pts.; Donovan Mitchell, G, 6-3, Fr., 7.7; Jaylen Johnson, F, 6-9, So., 4.9; Anas Mahmoud, F/C, 7-0, So., 3.3; David Levitch, G, 6-3, Jr., 2.5. * Note - Deng Adel is out with an MCL sprain.

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Mahmoud, Snider, Spalding preview EMU

STORY LINES

Playing like Syracuse: The biggest thing that sticks out from Saturday's matchup is the resemblance Eastern Michigan has, at least schematically, to Syracuse. EMU uses the extended 2-3 zone, just like Jim Boeheim's Orange. That's because EMU coach Rob Murphy is a Boeheim disciple and has implemented the same defense with the Eagles. That'll require Louisville to move a lot on offense -- and move the ball a lot, too.

Mixing and matching starters: At this point, Louisville coach Rick Pitino seems comfortable moving guys in and out of the starting lineup as he tries to find the right mix. If Ray Spalding starts again Saturday, as expected, it will be his second start of the season. It'll also be the second time that group of five starts. U of L has had four different starting lineups in seven games.

First-time foes: Louisville is facing yet another first-time opponent in Eastern Michigan. There will be five of them this season for the Cards. The other four are Grand Canyon, Kennesaw State, North Florida and Utah Valley. U of L has already won two of those games and is a heavy favorite Saturday against Eastern Michigan. Four of EMU's six wins have come against NAIA opponents, and though the opening win over Vermont is a solid victory, the Eagles aren't expecting a big season. They were picked to finish fourth in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference.


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