NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Louisville 79, North Carolina A&T 48

Published March 21, 2013 7:32 pm
NCAA Tournament • Louisvile earned its 11th consecutive win.
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Lexington, Ky. • Pay attention, No. 1s. This is how it's done.

Russ Smith scored 23 points and set a Louisville NCAA Tournament record with a career-high eight steals, and Peyton Siva had eight assists as the Cardinals demolished North Carolina A&T 79-48 on Thursday night.

Louisville finished with a season-high 20 steals as it forced the Aggies (20-17) into 27 turnovers. It was the 11th straight win for the Cardinals (30-5), who will play Colorado State or Missouri on Saturday.

Rick Pitino and the Big East champions quickly ended a postseason run for the Aggies, who finally earned their first NCAA Tournament win Tuesday. Bruce Beckford led North Carolina A&T with 12 points. —

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