Elite 8 2013: Louisville Cardinals Advance With Win Over Oregon

Mar 29, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Louisville Cardinals players Wayne Blackshear (20) , Chane Behanan (21) and Russ Smith (2) react in the first half during the semifinals of the Midwest regional of the 2013 NCAA tournament against the Oregon Ducks at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 1 overall seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament continues to roll. On Friday night, the Louisville Cardinals advanced to the Elite 8 with an impressive 77-69 win over the No. 12-seeded Oregon Ducks. Russ Smith paced the Cardinals offense with an incredible 31-point performance. Louisville was never in serious danger and they looked like the No. 1 seed that they are supposed to be.

The Cardinals have won thirteen games in a row.

[Download the updated 2013 NCAA Tournament bracket here]

Louisville now advances to the next round of the tournament where they will face the winner of No. 2 Duke and No. 3 Michigan State.

Will it be the Blue Devils or Spartans that get a crack at the top seed in the tournament? We will find out in a matter of hours.

Here is the schedule for the night’s later games:

After conc. I CBS Indianapolis II Michigan State vs. Duke Nantz/Kellogg/Wolfson
After conc. I TBS North Texas II Florida Gulf Coast vs. Florida Albert/Kerr//Sager
Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the entire tournament as we keep you up to date with the latest results.

Topics: 2013 NCAA Tournament, Basketball, Louisville Cardinals, March Madness, Oregon Ducks

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  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.oaks.524 Michael Oaks

    Can there be any doubt which team will win it all? Sure, anything can happen, but after the arse whoopin’ put on Duke, I’m putting my money on the Cardinal’s. Shouldn’t say this, cause it’s a different game with different circumstances, but the ducks, so far has proved definitely that it could play with Louisville. Take away their excellent (no question) guard play and increase the ability of our bigs to defend, and it would have been a different game? The ducks outplayed the Cardinal’s in the second half and even out rebounded them as a team, even if it was by one (1) only.
    Go Ducks! The future just got a lot brighter!

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