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03/30/2013 11:26 am ET

Louisville vs. Duke Elite Eight Preview Capsule: Predict The Winner

Top-seeded Louisville will take on the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils in the Midwest Regional finals with a spot in the Final Four on the line.

After eliminating Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans in the Sweet 16, Coach K and the Blue Devils have to deal with another hoops mastermind, Cardinals coach Rick Pitino.

Sound familiar?

In 1992 when Pitino was the coach of Kentucky, he and Mike Krzyzewski's teams battled in the Elite Eight. Christian Laettner hit one of the most iconic shots in the history of the game, swishing a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to send the Blue Devils to the Final Four.

Will the 2013 Elite Eight matchup between Krzyzewski and Pitino be as memorable?

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

Louisville

Regular Season Record: 27-5

Conference Record: 14-4 (Big East)

Conference Tournament Results: Won Big East championship vs. Syracuse

Top Player: Russ Smith (Guard)

Top 25 Wins: Missouri (#13), Marquette (#25), Syracuse (#12), Notre Dame (#24)

Worst Losses: Villanova (73-64)

RPI Ranking: 3

Duke

Regular Season Record: 27-5

Conference Record: 14-4 (Atlantic Coast)

Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Maryland in quarterfinals

Top Players: Mason Plumlee (Forward), Seth Curry (Guard), Ryan Kelly (Forward)

Top 25 Wins: Kentucky (#3), Louisville (#2), Ohio State (#4), Miami FL (#5)

Worst Losses: Maryland (83-81), Miami FL (90-63), Virginia (73-68)

RPI Ranking: 1

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