By Brian M.
Rick Pitino made the Final Four for the sixth time in his career. His Louisville Cardinals defeated the Florida Gators by a score of 72-68. Louisville played intense just at the right time, finishing the game on an 18-3 run. This was even done when star guard Payton Siva fouled out with 9 points in 26 minutes played. Russ Smith was the leading scorer for the Cardinals with 19 points.
Other great performances from Louisville include Chane Behanan, who finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
From Florida, Erik Murphy and Bradley Beal each scored 14 points, and Erving Walker and Kenny Boynton each scored 12 points. Walker also finished with 7 assists, Boynton with 6.
Louisville will await the winner of the Baylor/Kentucky game tomorrow for next week’s Final Four.