Louisville Drops Boise State

Cardinals head to round two after a 79-61 win
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2008 1:17 AM CDT
Boise State guard Aaron Garner dives to keep the ball inbounds during the first half of a first round NCAA East Regional basketball game against Louisville in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, March 21, 2008....   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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(Newser) – What’s a team to do when their opponent drops 12 3-pointers and shoots almost 56% from the floor? If you’re Boise State, not too much. The Broncos were routed by the Louisville Cardinals in an NCAA first round matchup last night, 79-61, reports the AP. Boise State entered the game ranked second in the nation in shooting. Their 61 points were the least they’ve scored all season long.

The Cardinals took a 44-31 lead into the halftime break and never led by less than that in the second half. Louisville, which had been in a shooting slump heading into the tournament, appeared to have solved that problem. Earl Clark came off the bench to lead the Cardinals with 15 points; they move on to play Oklahoma tomorrow.