NCAA Tournament: Louisville Cardinals trump Northern Iowa


The Northern Iowa Panther’s entered into tonight’s game as the favorite, despite their 5 seed label. Contrary to the predictions, the Louisville Cardinals have ousted the Panthers from the tourney by a double-digit victory.

Coming into tonight’s game UNI had a potent offense, and the question was if UofL could stop that offense, while also upping their own. Well the Cardinals found a way, and got to work this evening.

Louisville was able to hold the Panthers to 39 percent from the floor, which isn’t too good for a high-powered shooting team like UNI. The Panthers also had just three players to reach double figures in the scoring category.

On the other hand, the Cardinals needed to spread out the wealth, and they did just that, having four players reach the double digits. The production for the evening came solely from the starters, with the bench only producing five total points between two players.

Terry Rozier lead the way for the boys in red for the evening, tallying up 25 points, seven assists, five boards, and a steal. Montrezl Harrell showed up when needed, and came in second on the team for points with 14, and added six rebounds and two blocks.

The Cardinals kept a steady lead for majority of the game, keeping the cushion, and cruising to the win.

With the win, the Cards now have made the Sweet 16 for the fourth straight year, as well as the 21st time overall, which is fourth most in NCAA history. Louisville now advances to the East regional Semifinal to play ACC foe NC State on Friday.