NC A&T vs. Louisville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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NC A&T vs. Louisville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
NC A&T 48
(20-17, 5-12 away)
(2) Louisville 79
(30-5, 15-1 home)
Venue: Rupp Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 21, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
NC A&T 31 17 48
Louisville 47 32 79
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
NC A&T B Beckford 12 B Beckford 4 L Middleton 3
Louisville R Smith 23 S Van Treese 7 P Siva 8

No. 16-seeded North Carolina A&T was thumped by No. 1-seeded Louisville 79-48 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, Mar. 21. The Aggies got a team-high 12 points and four rebounds from Bruce Beckford. Lamont Middleton got nine points and added four rebounds. For the Cardinals, Russ Smith got a game-high 23 points (8 Stl 3 Ast) on 62.5 percent shooting. North Carolina A&T closes out the season with a 20-17 record. The Aggies got to the NCAA Tournament as the MEAC champion after beating Morgan State 57-54 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished sixth in the MEAC with an 8-8 record in conference play. North Carolina A&T defeated No. 16-seeded Liberty 73-72 in the first round.

North Carolina A&T Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 9:40 left to go.
  • Prior to this game, NCAT played eight Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 0-8.
  • North Carolina A&T has lost 86 percent of the time this season (1-6) after recording 48 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition records 79 or more total points this season, North Carolina A&T has lost 80 percent of the time (1-4).
  • When the opposition records 31 or more field goals made this season, North Carolina A&T has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • When the opposition records 14 or more assists this season, North Carolina A&T has lost 75 percent of the time (3-9).
  • The Aggies set a season high for turnovers (27).
  • The last time NCAT recorded at least 27 turnovers was Dec 23, 2009 against Tennessee.
  • NCAT set season lows for blocks (zero) and rebounds (20).
  • The top two scorers (Bruce Beckford and Lamont Middleton) accounted for 43.7 percent of the points.
  • Bruce Beckford has led the team in scoring four times and in rebounding 7 times in 37 games this season.

Louisville Game Notes

  • Russ Smith recorded a team season high in steals with eight.
  • The top two scorers (Russ Smith and Wayne Blackshear) accounted for 44.3 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Gorgui Dieng and Stephan Van Treese) accounted for 45.1 percent of the rebounds.
  • Russ Smith has led the team in scoring 22 times in 35 games this season.
  • Gorgui Dieng has led the team in rebounding 21 times in 35 games this season.
  • This marks the 20th 20-point game of Russ Smith's career.
  • Russ Smith has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Russ Smith set a career high with eight steals.
  • Wayne Blackshear set a career high with four steals.
  • Gorgui Dieng set a career high with a 100 percent field goal percentage.
NCAT PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BBruce Beckford301240101
C+L. Middleton33943106
CAustin Witter25332201
CAdrian Powell28821104
C-Jean Louisme25811104
DR.J. Buck11010000
DJ. Underwood19210205
D-D. Upchurch15010001
-Lawrence Smith7200002
Lville PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ARuss Smith252303804
AW. Blackshear221251401
B+S. Van Treese19470100
B+Gorgui Dieng20871113
B+Peyton Siva26628403
BM. Harrell16810110
C+Chane Behanan19810101
C+Kevin Ware18520001
CLuke Hancock18501001
-Zach Price8020000
-Tim Henderson7010002

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