Louisville coach Rick Pitino predicted it would be a low scoring game. He never anticipated such a struggle. Russ Smith had 17 points as Louisville held off New Mexico 59-56 Saturday night for its sixth consecutive win to advance to the regional semifinals for the first time since 2009. Kyle Kuric and Chane Behanan each added 10 points for the Big East tournament champions, who lost their first game of the NCAA tournament the past two seasons.
NCAA Tournament: New Mexico Lobos vs. Louisville Cardinals