Friday, March 28, 2008

Louisville's Williams is a player to watch

It's Louisville vs. North Carolina for the East Regional championship and a spot in the Final Four. The third-seeded Cardinals dominated No. 2 seed Tennessee 79-60.

One of the best storylines of Saturday's regional final will be Cardinals' center David Padgett facing the coach for whom he originally wanted to play.

Padgett committed to Kansas when Roy Williams was the Jayhawks' coach and stayed there for a year before deciding to transfer. He considered joining Williams at North Carolina before choosing to play for Rick Pitino at Louisville.

Padgett is the centerpiece of the Cardinals' team, but their best player Thursday might have been forward Terrence Williams. He scored 12 points and showed a terrific knack for passing, hitting teammates for dunks three times with nifty assists.
-- Charles Chandler