Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • ORE 44.3
    • 53.8 LOU
  • Three Point %

    • ORE 35.7
    • 30.8 LOU
  • Turnovers

    • ORE 12
    • 13 LOU
  • Rebounds

    • ORE 37
    • 36 LOU

Game Information

Coverage: CBS
Referees: Mike Eades, Brian Dorsey, Don Dailey
3/30/2013 Associated Press

Smith scores 31 to boost Louisville into Elite 8

Russ Smith matched his career high with 31 points to lead three Cardinals in double figures, and top-seeded Louisville overcame its toughest test yet in a 77-69 victory over Oregon on Friday night.


Game Flow

- 0th Half





Shot Chart

Research Notes

  • Louisville scored 42 points in the paint Friday and is averaging 42.7 paint points per game in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship. The Cardinals are the first team in the last four tournaments to score at least 40 points in the paint in three consecutive games.

  • Louisville was able to win Friday despite having little success forcing turnovers. The Cardinals scored 14 points off 12 Oregon turnovers, tied for its second-fewest points off turnovers in a game this season. Louisville had 30 deflections against Oregon, its fewest in the tournament thus far. The Cardinals have a goal of 35 deflections in each game.

  • Russ Smith scored 14 of Louisville's 18 transition points Friday, 12 of which came in the first half. Smith is now averaging 10.3 transition points per game and has scored 31 of Louisville's 58 transition points (53.4 percent) in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship. Entering Friday's games, no player in the field was averaging more than 9.0 transition points per game in the tournament.

  • Russ Smith Points By Game - Men's Basketball Championship

    Round of 6423
    Round of 3227
    Sweet 1631*
    *Ties career high

  • Russ Smith has 81 points in Louisville's first three tournament games. That's the most in school history, passing Jim Price, who scored 80 in 1972.


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