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ORLANDO, Fla. Boty Nike Air Max Levně . -- Its not always pretty with Louisville. And sometimes, its ugly by design. The defending national champions shrugged off poor shooting, 19 turnovers and a subpar performance by star Russ Smith and still won handily Saturday to get back to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the third straight year. "Everythings not going to be sweet or pretty," Smith said after a 66-51 victory over Saint Louis. "Were just getting the job done." Luke Hancock scored 21 points and the battled-tested Cardinals (31-5) won with defence. Saint Louis (27-7) missed all 15 of their 3-point shots and turned the ball over 18 times in losing in the third round for the third consecutive year. "These guys have had a lot of wins under their belt, a lot of great tournament experiences," said coach Rick Pitino, who huddled with the Cardinals after watching Florida wear down Pittsburgh in Orlando earlier in the day. "I said, Guys, thats the exact game youre going to be in," Pitino said. "And youre going to have to be the prettiest team in an ugly game because thats the way its going to be. ... We grinded out a win, and thats what the NCAA tournament is all about." The fourth-seeded Cardinals, who are looking for a third straight trip to the Final Four, move on the Midwest Regional semifinals in Indianapolis against either No. 1 seed Wichita State or Kentucky. "Obvious, theyve got a chance to repeat," Saint Louis coach Jim Crews said of Louisvilles chances of winning it all again. Dwayne Evans led Saint Louis, which has never been to the Sweet 16, with 16 points. Atlantic 10 player of the year Jordair Jett finished with 15. Chris Jones made a couple of huge shots and scored 11 points for Louisville. Montrezl Harrell put a punctuation mark on the victory with a dunk that gave him 10 points and 11 rebounds. Pitino improved to 50-16 in the NCAA tournament, including a 16-0 mark in the round of 16. The Cardinals are in the regional semifinals for the 20th time, matching Kansas and trailing only North Carolina (25), Kentucky (24) and Duke (23). Smith struggled shooting the ball for the second straight game, missing his first four attempts and going scoreless until his 3-pointer put the Cardinals up 25-14 in the final minute of the opening half. Saint Louis starts five seniors, and their experience and cohesion showed in weathering a slow start and methodically working its way back into the game after falling down by 11. The Billikens began the second half with a 13-2 run, holding Louisville without a field goal for nearly 7 minutes to take a 29-27 lead. But Smith hit a floater in the lane, then made two free throws to restore order for the Cardinals, who limited Saint Louis to 39.6 per cent shooting. Louisville rebuilt their lead to 13 over the next 9 minutes, with Hancock making two 3-pointers and Smith finishing a 23-8 surge with a driving layup that put his team up 50-37. Smith finished 3 of 10 from the field and had a team-high seven turnovers. The senior led the Cardinals with seven assists. "Russ Smith has grown so much as a basketball player, but he still has one thing left, and I tried to explain this to him at halftime," Pitino said, adding that Smith has to learn to recognize how other coaches are game-planning to slow him down. "All the great ones from Michael Jordan to Kobe, they dont try to score 20 points in the first quarter. They get everybody else the ball and they let the game come to me, the other team fatigues and things open up. So his last lesson is to play like he did in the second half. .. . Hes our Michael, our Kobe." Boty Nike Air Max Vyprodej . Thats exactly what happened. And they enjoyed every moment. Durant remained sizzling with 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and the Thunder roared back from an abysmal start -- they trailed 22-4 early -- to embarrass the Miami Heat 112-95 on Wednesday night, erasing that big deficit out of the gate by outscoring the two-time defending champions by 43 points over a 33-minute span. Kde Koupit Levne Nike Air Max . Iwakuma pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten in road games since last July, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.The Winnipeg Jets inability to stay out of the penalty box has given opponents plenty of quality opportunities during their slump. Although the Columbus Blue Jackets are one of the best in the league on the power play, their performances at even strength have been a concern all season. Winnipeg looks to avoid a third straight defeat by dealing host Columbus a fourth consecutive loss tonight. Michael Hutchinson will start in goal for the Jets. Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game live on TSN3 at 6pm ct, and listen to the game on TSN Radio 1290. The Jets (10-9-3) rank in the top third of the league in penalty kill percentage at 84.5, but theyve killed just 68.7 percent of opposing power plays over their last four. Theyve taken at least four penalties four times during a 1-3-1 stretch and allowed two power-play goals in Sundays 4-2 loss to St. Louis. That stung a little bit because we take a lot of pride in our PK, said center Jim Slater, who gave Winnipeg a short-lived lead with a goal in the second period. But thats the way it goes some games. Coach Paul Maurice was questioned about his clubs discipline recently, but he didnt seem concerned. Not even a remote chance (of a lack of discipline), Maurice said. Were learning how to play a really aggressive game, and were going to get better at it. Columbus (6-12-2) is among league leaders with a 23.4 percent conversion rate on power plays and got its 18th goal with the man advantage in Saturdays 4-2 loss to Philadelphia. The Blue Jackets penalty kill hasnt been nearly as good, though, ranking near the bottom of the NHL with a 75.3 percent success rate. Theyve allowed at least one power-play goal in 12 of their last 15, including one against the Flyers. Its been a struggle, coach Todd Richards said. Weve had our moments when weve done the right things. When we make a mental mistake or physical mistake or just not being in the right position, it ends up costing us. Making matters worse, Columbus has been outscored 52-30 at even strength this season, ranking among the leagues worst in goals both allowed and scored in such situattions. Nike Air Max Cz Eshop. We cant take time off like that in the middle of the game, said Matt Calvert, who recorded his first point in seven games with a goal Saturday. It sounds like a broken record, but we have to play a full 60 minutes every single night. That consistency has been an issue with the clubs points leaders. Ryan Johansen (23 points) and Nick Foligno (20) - the top two scorers - both have gone without a point in three of the last four, while Scott Hartnell, third with 14 points, has gone scoreless in his last six. The guys who are supposed to be our top players were not our top players (Saturday), Richards said. Sergei Bobrovsky has a 3.91 goals-against average while going 0-2-1 during Columbus losing streak. Hes 1-2-1 with a 4.10 GAA in five starts against the Winnipeg franchise, though he hasnt faced the Jets since the 2011-12 season. Ondrej Pavelec has struggled for Winnipeg over his last five starts, taking the loss in four and being pulled in the other while posting a 3.33 GAA. Hes never beaten the Blue Jackets, losing all five starts with a 3.04 GAA after falling 6-3 in the most recent meeting Jan. 11. Columbus has won seven of the last eight matchups dating to the 2007-08 season. Jets Projected Lines Forwards Ladd-Little-Wheeler Kane-Perreault-Byfuglien Lowry-Scheifele-Frolik Thorburn-Slater-Halischuk Defence Stuart-Trouba Clitsome-Bogosian Pardy-Postma Goaltender Hutchinson Pavelec Blue Jackets Projected Lines Forwards Hartnell-Johansen-Foligno Calvert-Jenner-Skille Gibbons-Anisimov-Atkinson Tropp-Boll-Wennberg Defence Johnson-Prout Leopold-Savard Connauton-Wisniewski Goaltender Bobrovsky McElhinney Game Notes: Teams split two games last season, WPG winning at CBJ Teams have split two games at CBJ since franchise moved to WPG Columbus: 0-2-1 past 3 games, 12GA, 1/8 on PP 1-5-1 past 7 home games, outscored 29-14 Johnson (1G, 1A) past 2 games Winnipeg: lost 2 straight, both at home, 4GA in each game 29th ranked PP (8.5%), 0/22 last 7 games Wheeler (0G, 1A) past 4 games Authentic Nike Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Tennessee Titans Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Washington Redskins Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Arizona Cardinals Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Denver Broncos Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Green Bay Packers Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Los Angeles Chargers Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike New England Patriots Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Oakland Raiders Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Seattle Seahawks Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Carolina Panthers Jerseys Cheap Authentic Nike Cleveland Browns Jerseys Cheap Cheap Throwback Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Atlanta Braves Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Baltimore Orioles Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Boston Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Chicago Cubs Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Chicago White Sox Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Cincinnati Reds Jerseys Cheap Throwback Baseball Cleveland Indians Jerseys ' ' '

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