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Louisville Cruises into Round of 32 with Win over NC A&T

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 21:  Montrezl Harrell #24 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates with Peyton Siva #3 after a turnover against the North Carolina A&T Aggies during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rupp Arena on March 21, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistMarch 21, 2013

Louisville 79 , North Carolina A&T 48

The No. 1 Louisville Cardinals opened their 2013 NCAA Tournament campaign with a dominant victory over No. 16 North Carolina A&T. 

The Cardinals forced 25 turnovers as their full court press suffocated the offense of NC A&T all night.

Russ Smith led the charge on the offensive end for Louisville with a game-high 23 points. 

Rick Pitino and company will take on the winner of the game between No.8 Colorado State and No.9 Missouri in Lexington on Saturday. 

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