Louisville is the only #1 seed remaining in the tournament. Their strengths are multi-fold. Their guards are their strength with outstanding speed, quickness and defense. They can generate fast break opportunities from their high pressure defense. They wear their opponents down.
It's not that the Cardinals have any persistent weaknesses. They are human and can be beat.
The key to the Cardinals game is effective defensive pressure that causes deflections, steals and interceptions leading to fast break points and an uptempo game.
The strength of the Wichita State Shockers is their brilliant coach Gregg Marshall. Outstanding rebounding is the key to the Shockers. It's what compensates for any other weakness in their game. By keeping ball control, they can get more shots, and keep their opponents to fewer shots.
Wichita State is not a great team talent wise. They are combination of junior college transfers that have a great coach, play a solid game, are good on defense and outstanding in rebounding, which keeps them in games.
The key to Wichita State will be the adjustments by coach Gregg Marshall and rebounding. If Wichita State can get a decisive advantage on the defensive and offensive boards, then they will take away Louisville's uptempo game, and make it a dogfight.