*How about Louisville’s own Quentin Snider stepping up in crunch time to help lead his team to victory? The freshman posted a career-high 16 points (6-11 from the field and 2-3 from 3), including a pair of game winning free throws.
*Major props are also in order for senior Wayne Blackshear, who showed off his aggressiveness, attacking the rim and scoring 19 points and grabbing 7 boards. He played the entire 40 minutes and attempted a career-high 20 shots.
— Eric Crawford (@ericcrawford) March 21, 2015
*Rozier was hawked by the Anteaters all game long, but scored 12 points and dished out a team-high 5 assists.
*Trez wasn’t able to do a whole lot given Irvine’s massive front court size, but finished with 8 points and 4 rebounds. In the half court, he basically served as a decoy, drawing bigger defenders away from the basket.
*UofL shot just 42% from the field and 33% from 5, but they made all 6 of their free throws. UCI shot 46% from the field and out-rebounded the Cards by four, 29-25.
*The tournament win was the 73rd in the program’s history, which is 6th most all-time.
*Louisville improved to (25-8), marking the 7th time in the last 8 years in which the Cards have won at least 25 games.
*Wayne needs to score just two more points to become UofL’s 67th member of the 1,000-point club.
*UofL will face fifth-seeded Northern Iowa (31-3) on Sunday. The Panthers will likely be favored and finished 11th in the final AP Poll. They are led by Missouri Valley Player of the Year Seth Tuttle.