March 25, 2013
Louisville’s Russ Smith, center, scored 27 points in Saturday’s win against Colorado State, sending the No. 1 seed Cardinals into the Sweet 16, where they will play No. 12 seed Oregon.
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Louisville junior guard Russ Smith has scored 50 points in the Cardinals’ first two games of the NCAA Tournament and is a big reason Louisville is considered the team to beat in this week’s Sweet 16 games. (ADDS: Minnesota fires Smith; Georgia Southern to join Sun Belt Conference; George Mason to join A-10)