Well, Louisville did what they were supposed to do against the tournament's bottom seed. The Irish won a close one against Georgia Tech Tuesday to reach this game but this hasn't been a typical Mike Brey team all season long.
The Cards dismantled the Irish even more thoroughly than they did at the Yum Center 10 days ago, with really only a short stretch at the end of the first half keeping the game even as close as it was.
How bad have the Irish been under the basket? Louisville had 50 rebounds last night. FIFTY.
Jordan Nwora scored the first 12 points for Louisville en route to 24 total. Dwayne Sutton had only five points but added 10 rebounds and four assists to go with zero turnovers in 29 minutes on the floor.
Perhaps the best news? No one on the team played more than 29 minutes last night, hopefully keeping them rested as they head into tonight's 7:00 quarterfinal game against North Carolina.