CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Louisville Cardinals are one step away from the Final Four.
Earl Clark scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Cardinals raced by Tennessee 79-60 in the East regional semifinals on Thursday night. Louisville will play top-seeded North Carolina in Charlotte on Saturday for the right to go to the Final Four.
Louisville led by as much as 16 in the first half before the Volunteers cut it to one point early in the second half. An 8-0 run by the Cardinals, however, helped Louisville put the game out of reach.
Terrence Williams and Andre McGee each added 13 points and David Padgett had 10 points and eight rebounds for Louisville.
Kentucky native Chris Lofton scored 15 points for the Volunteers in his final collegiate game, but made just 3-of-15 shots.