Louisville starts slow, then rolls over Morehead St.

BY foxsports • March 21, 2009

Go ahead, Louisville. Dance away for yet another day.

Cards cruise

Video: Hear from Louisville after pulling away from Morehead State in the second half en route to a 74-54 win.

The NCAA tournament's top team pulled off a few dance moves at midcourt during warmups Friday, then stumbled through a few early missteps. Louisville's full-court press - the thing that makes the Cardinals so dangerous - took over in the second half, setting up a 74-54 victory over Morehead State that completed 25 years of perfection by No. 1 seeds.

Louisville (29-5) will play either eighth-seeded Ohio State or No. 9 Siena in the second round on Sunday in the Midwest Regional.

With the win, No. 1 seeds improved to 100-0 against No. 16s since the tournament expanded in 1985. There have been a few close calls, and Morehead State (21-16) kept up for a half.

Then, history set in.

"Teams see you as a No. 1 seed, they're going to bring more intensity to you," said Andre McGee, who had five steals at the apex of the press. "That's what makes the tournament so special. Any team can beat another team, regardless of name or ranking."

share story