Louisville Tops Colorado State to Reach NCAA Regional Semifinals

The University of Louisville, the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region, defeated Colorado State University 82-56 to reach the regional semifinals of the national men’s college basketball tournament.

Russ Smith scored 27 points for the Cardinals (31-5) and Gorqui Dieng added 12 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

Greg Smith scored 14 and Daniel Bejarano had 10 for the eighth-seeded Rams (26-9), who trailed 45-31 at the half.

Louisville will play the winner of the game between Oregon and Saint Louis in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament’s regional semifinal.

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