Field Goal %
- CSU 47.5
- 56.4 LOU
Three Point %
- CSU 41.7
- 55.6 LOU
- CSU 20
- 9 LOU
- CSU 26
- 33 LOU
- Lexington, Kentucky 40596
- 0th Half
Louisville shot 47.6 percent (10-21) outside the paint Saturday, its highest shooting percentage from that distance in the last four Men's Basketball Championships. Russ Smith was the catalyst for the Cardinals from the outside, making four of Louisville's five 3-point field goals.
Louisville scored 42 points in the paint Saturday and has scored 86 paint points in its first two games of the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship. The Cardinals are the third team in the last four tournaments to score at least 40 points in the paint in back-to-back games (North Carolina, 2011 and Kansas, 2012).
Louisville scored 24 points off 20 Colorado State turnovers Saturday. The Cardinals are now 25-0 in the last two seasons when they score at least 24 points off turnovers in a game, including 17-0 this season. Louisville used its full-court press to turn Colorado State over, forcing 13 turnovers on possessions that began with the press.Colorado State had a season-high 20 turnovers and allowed 24 points off turnovers, also a season high. The Rams entered Saturday's game averaging 10.9 turnovers per game, the fewest in the Mountain West.
Arizona guard Rawle Alkins said he will return to school for his sophomore season after testing the NBA draft waters. He had been projected a second-round pick.
T.J. Ford is joined by his former college coach Rick Barnes after he graduates from the University of Texas 15 years after he arrived on campus.
Former Longhorns star T.J. Ford has graduated 14 years after leading the Longhorns to the Final Four and turning pro.