Score: No. 1 Louisville 77, No. 12 Oregon 69
Star(s): Louisville: Russ Smith 31 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast. Oregon: A. Kazemi 11 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast.
Story: It seemed like the two games Louisville had played thus far in the tournament hadn’t greatly tested the seasoned Cardinals, and their third game wouldn’t go much differently.
The atmosphere was like a home game for an NBA team. The court was on half of Lucas Oil Stadium, which was split down the middle by dividers. The crowd was clearly tinted red, with sprinkles of Oregon green. It was the strangest college game set-up that I have ever attended. Here is a picture:
This was Luuuuuke-us Oil last night. I wish they would have ran the Duke game on the other side at the same time twitter.com/HaleyOSomethin…
— Haley O’Shaughnessy (@HaleyOSomething) March 30, 2013
Somewhere between before the game got a set tempo and after some awkward lobs to Chane Behanan, Siva already had two fouls. Ware stepped in for him, and the rest of the half prese...