Top Seed Louisville Holds Off Siena

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 22, 2009 7:24 PM CDT
Louisville's Earl Clark, center, escapes a double-team by Siena's Kenny Hasbrouck (41) and Ryan Rossiter (22) on Sunday, March 22, 2009, in Dayton, Ohio.    (Al Behrman)
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(Newser) – Terrence Williams had 24 points and 15 rebounds, rallying top-seeded Louisville in the final minutes for a 79-72 win over Siena in the second round of the NCAA tournament today. Siena (27-8) overcame a 12-point deficit in the second half and led by four before Williams took over, hitting 3s, getting rebounds, and starting fast breaks with one-handed passes.

Louisville (30-5) advanced to the round of 16 for the second straight year. The Cardinals will play 12th-seeded Arizona in the Midwest Regional on Friday in Indianapolis.