The 'Canes (17-9, 7-6) and #12 Louisville (20-6, 8-5) battle tomorrow, in a game that is important to both squads.
For UM, a win would be a huge boost to their NCAA Tournament resume, one that currently has them squarely on the bubble.
U of L looks like a lock to make the field of 68, but coming off two consecutive losses, they need to stop the bleeding if they hope to reach their goal of a deep March run.
Below is our full Q&A with Card Chronicle. For all the keys to the game and more, please take a look.
SOTU: Chris Jones absolutely destroyed UM last time these teams met with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 6 steals. So you can imagine 'Canes fans breathed a sigh of relief when we heard he might be suspended for this game. Now we hear he might play. What is the latest status if any on Jones? How do they Cardinals recover if he can't play, and what does he mean overall to this squad?
SOTU: Is Montrezl Harrell the best PF in the country? What makes him so good? Can you talk a little bit about how he found his way to Louisville?
SOTU: If the season ended today, who are your first and second team ALL ACC squads?
Jahlil Okafor, Duke
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse
Terry Rozier, Louisville
Justin Anderson, Virginia
Tyus Jones, Duke
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Olivier Hanlan, Boston College
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
SOTU: Please give me your all time Louisville starting 5?
G - Butch Beard
F - Wes Unseld
F - Charlie Tyra
C - Pervis Ellison
SOTU: How are U of L fans liking their inaugural season in the Conference? Any teams fans just despise more than others?
SOTU: Who wins this contest and why? What are the keys to victory for both teams?