(1) Louisville Pops (8) Colorado St., 82-56, Headed to Sweet 16


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Christian Petersen/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) — The Cardinals (31-5) are flying to the Sweet 16.  The top-seeded Louisville Cardinals cruised past eighth seeded Colorado State (26-9) 82-56 on Saturday in the Midwest Region.

Russ Smith scorched the Rams with 27 points and went 4-7 from behind the arch.  Gorgui Deng added 12 and Peyton Siva provided 10 points and five assists.

Colorado State turned the ball over 19 times in the loss. 

The Cardinals will play the winner Oregon-Saint Louis game on Friday in Indianapolis.

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