One after another after another after another, the Louisville Cardinals kept coming.
And there was nothing Colorado State could do to stop them.
''We just got ambushed,'' Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy said. ''I thought if we could do certain things, we could hang with them. I really did. You really don't know how good they are until you have to sit there and watch them come at you. ... You look at this box score and it seemed like they got every rebound and it seemed like they made every shot.
''The stats don't really indicate just how well-prepared and detailed this team that we just lost to is,'' he added. ''I haven't gone against somebody like that in a long, long time.''
Russ Smith had another big night for the top-seeded Cardinals. But it was the defensive clinic that Louisville put on in its 82-56 victory that leveled the eighth-seeded Rams.
Louisville forced the Rams into a season-high 20 turnovers and outrebounded them 29-24 - no small thing considering Colorado S...