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    Final Four - Louisville vs Kentucky
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    It's less than a week away from what some are calling the, "Dream Game". The Kentucky Wildcats face-off against the Louisville Cardinals. Here's everything you need to back your team in a smack talking session.

    Let's start with the Louisville Cardinals:

    Louisville is better than Kentucky historically

    • At least you keep showing up. Louisville has an average margin of victory of 9 over Kentucky in 11 wins since 1982.
    • We’re so much better than you, we get lazy. Louisville has come back to win after being down at half against Kentucky 4 times since 1997.

    Louisville players are better than Kentucky players

    • Louisville players are more experienced than Kentucky players (15,552 minutes played vs 13,441 minutes played).
    • The Louisville three-point leader (Kyle Kuric) has more three-pointers than the Kentucky three-point leader (Doron Lamb).
    • The Louisville assist leader (Peyton Siva) has more assists than the Kentucky assist leader (Marquis Teague).
    • The Louisville steals leader (Russ Smith) has more steals than the Kentucky steals leader (Anthony Davis).
    • Gorgui Dieng is ranked 15th nationally in rebounds and ranked 4th nationally in blocks
    • Peyton Siva is ranked 14th nationally in assists and ranked 42nd nationally in steals
    • Chane Behanan is ranked 46th nationally in rebounds
    • Russ Smith is ranked 7th nationally in steals

    The Big East is a better conference than the SEC

    • The Big East has had 5 more NBA Draft picks than the SEC over the past 10 years.
    • The Big East has had 1 more NCAA Tournament Championships than the SEC over the past 10 years.
    • The Big East has had 3 more Final Four teams than the SEC over the past 5 years.
    • The Big East has had 13 more Sweet Sixteen teams than the SEC over the past 10 years.
    • The Big East has had 18 more NCAA Tournament teams than the SEC over the past 10 years.
    • Last year the Big East had a better conference RPI than the SEC (1 vs 6).
    • Last year the Big East had a stronger schedule compared to the SEC (1 vs 5).
    • Last year the Big East had a much better average team RPI than the SEC (61 vs 93).
    • Last year the worst team in the Big East had a much higher RPI than the worst team in the SEC (229 vs 252).
    • The Big East had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the SEC.
    • The Big East has teams that are better at steals, assist-to-turnover ratio, rebounding, free throw shooting, and assists than any team in the SEC.
    • The top ranking player between the two conferences for field goals made, free throws made, assists, and steals is in the Big East.

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    Highly motivated business professional and innovation leader with progressive experience as a digital leader, entrepreneur, and business strategist. Deep experience in driving enterprise-wide digital transformation through strategy development and execution, culture transformation, organizational design, business process optimization, and capability building. • 16 years' experience in a highly regulated and dynamic healthcare industry • 11 years' experience in digital and online (product & marketing) • Creating buy-in by presenting and influencing C-Suite • Fortune 100 experience in building nationally recognized programs from scratch • Strong communication and relationship building skills • Skilled at strategy development and execution across product and marketing • Entrepreneur in digital/online and mobile • Experience in managing agency partnerships and enterprise cross-functional stakeholder teams 2017 Winner: Movers & Shakers, Presented By PR News & Social Media Today Selected as Brand Innovators Top 40 Under 40 Midwest Class of 2016. I have spoken at renown digital and social media events, including Social Media Explorer, Social Media Marketing World, Idea Festival, PR Daily / Ragan Communications and Social Media Success Summit. Contributing author of "How Companies Succeed in Social Business" with work recognition and mentions in Forbes, SocialMedia.org, ReadWrite, Altimeter Group, Forrester, Gartner, TechTarget, IDC, Ragan Communications, Social Media Today, CiteWorld, Ad Age, Inc. and Mashable.

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