Louisville Defeats Duke
Louisville rallied to beat Duke after their teammate, Demarcus Ware, left the game after a horrific broken leg.
The Cardinals’ head coach Rick Pitino said this after the game:
“We won this for him. We were all choked up with emotion for him. We’ll get him back to normal. We’ve got great doctors, great trainers.”
Louisville’s Russ Smith scored 23 points and Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks.
Duke played Louisville hard until the injury timeout. Russ Smith led the Cardinals on a 12-6 run to finish the half with a 35-32 lead. Smith started the second half right where he left off. He made all three of his free throws. Peyton Siva then hit a nice jumper to start another run for the Cardinals. That 20-4 run sealed the win for Louisville to move onto the Final Four in Atlanta.
Syracuse Defeats Marquette
Syracuse defeated Marquette to move onto the Final Four in Atlanta. Marquette looked flat through out the game and let Syracuse’s defense dominate them.
Marquette only managed to score 39 points in this game. They only shot 23%. They went long stretched without scoring and they couldn’t get a shot to drop.
There was a star studded crowd at this game. President Barack Obama and Redskin’s quarterback Robert Griffin III were in attendance.
Syracuse heads to Atlanta for the Final Four.