This was a back and forth game like almost every game this tournament, at least for the first half. In the beginning of the game the Cardinals seemed to be just ahead of Northern Iowa but never out of reach. The second half was a different story though as Louisville never lost the lead. Even after their offense stalled for minutes at a time they worked through it to hold off the Panthers, 66-53.
Terry Rozier led the Louisville Cardinals with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists.
Strange, Yet True
This win marks Louisville’s fourth-straight Sweet 16.
No. 4 Louisville will take on No. 8 North Carolina State in the Sweet 16.
Northern Iowa ends its season as the Missouri Valley tournament champion with a 31-4 record.