Joe Robbins/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — In a game where not many points were scored, it was a steal that sealed it.
Terry Rozier picked off Alex Young’s pass as time expired to lift No. 4 Louisville over No. 13 UC Irvine 57-55, in the second round of the Men’s NCAA Tournament Friday.
Cardinals freshman Quentin Snider scored a career-high 16 points and gave Louisville the lead for good with 8.9 seconds left in the game when he sunk both of his free throws.
“I just got up to the line and just shot it,” Snider said. “I knew my team needed these points, so I just knocked them down.”
Louisville (25-8) was able to offset a poor scoring day from Montrezl Harrell because Wayne Blackshear and Rozier stepped up scoring 19 and 12 points a piece.
The Anteaters (21-13) received 12 points and five rebounds from 7-foot-6 center Mamadou Ndiaye.
Louisville will now take on the five seed, Northern Iowa, Sunday.
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