Men's Basketball

March 29, 2013

John Clay: UofL plucks the Ducks, advances to Elite Eight

INDIANAPOLIS — There is a reason Rick Pitino is now 11-0 in regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. He knows it takes a village. OK, we know Russ Smith was the singular star, the crazy-as-a-fox guard who slashed, dashed, bobbed and weaved to 31 points on Friday night as Louisville downed the Ducks of Oregon 77-69 at Lucas Oil Stadium to reach the Sunday finals of the Midwest Region.

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