Quick Hitters: Cards Tame Panthers En Route to 4th Straight Sweet 16 Appearance

Posted on Mar 23 2015 - 9:35am by Ethan Moore
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*Louisville played its best all-around game and stayed in control for virtually the entire contest as the Cards won going away, 66-53.

*UofL entered the game as a 2.5-point underdog, the first time as a non-favorite in the NCAA Tournament since playing UK in the 2012 Final Four.

*Terry Rozier was on a different level, scoring 25 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, and dishing out 5 assists.

*Trez was more active against a smaller front court, and basically put the game away late with a couple of thunderous alley-oops and finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds.

*Wayne became the 67th 1,000-point scorer in UofL history as he posted 10 points and 6 rebounds.  However, his block of UNI’s Wes Washpun halted the Panthers’ momentum late in the second half.  Instead of it being a 4-point game, the Cards took the ball and scored on the ensuing possession to put themselves up 8.

*Quentin Snider continued his steady play, totaling 10 points and 4 rebounds.  He has committed just two turnovers in tournament play.

*Jaylen Johnson played only 6 minutes, but had 3 points and 4 rebounds, giving the Cards a big lift off the bench in the first half.

*Louisville reached its 4th consecutive Sweet 16 – a school record – and its 21st overall.  UofL surpassed Kansas (20) and now has the 4th most Sweet 16 appearances.

*Louisville now has 74 NCAA Tournament wins, which is 6th most all-time.

*UofL (26-8) will play NC State (22-13) on Friday night in Syracuse at 7:37 on TBS.

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