Louisville Steamrolls Colorado State on Way to Sweet 16

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Louisville Steamrolls Colorado State on Way to Sweet 16
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Louisville 82, Colorado State 56

They say defense wins championships.

If that old addage is true, the No. 1 Louisville Cardinals are well on their way to the National Championship. 

The Cardinals forced No. 8 Colorado State to turn the ball over 19 times, a season-high for the Rams out of the Mountain West Conference. 

On the offensive end, Russ Smith was the star for the Cardinals as he scored a game-high 27 points and shot 9-of-10 from the free throw line. 

In the losing effort, Greg Smith scored 14 for the Rams. 

Louisville will now face the winner of the No. 12 Oregon vs. No. 5 Saint Louis game in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis. 

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