The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team easily beat the Colorado State Rams on Saturday to advance in the NCAA Tournament.
The top-seeded Cardinals expanded on a 14-point halftime lead to win 82-56 in Lexington’s Rupp Arena—which some fans were dubbing “Russ Arena,” in acknowledgment of Louisville star guard Russ Smith. Smith led the Cardinals with 27 points.
The Cardinals will next head to Indianapolis to play the winner of Saturday evening’s game between St. Louis and Oregon.
Update: UofL will play Oregon on Friday.
It’s the nineteenth time the Cardinals have reached the Sweet Sixteen.
In their first game of the tournament, the Cardinals defeated North Carolina A&T.