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