Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Gorgui Dieng's seven blocks and three steals highlighted a suffocating Cardinals defense and the NCAA Tournament's first No. 1 seed fell as Louisville knocked out Michigan State, 57-44, in the Sweet 16 on Thursday.
Chane Behanan netted a game-high 15 points while grabbing nine rebounds and Russ Smith donated 11 points for the Cardinals (29-9), who moved on to face either Florida or Marquette with a spot in the Final Four on the line.
Draymond Green finished his collegiate career with a 13-point, 16-rebound effort, but it was not enough for the Spartans (29-8). Brandon Wood added 14 points in defeat.
Louisville held the top-seeded Spartans to 28.6 percent field goal shooting, including 23.8 percent from three-point range.
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