No. 1 Louisville Beats Morehead St.

By: Joe Kay - AP Sports Writer Email
By: Joe Kay - AP Sports Writer Email

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Go ahead, Louisville. Dance away.

The NCAA tournament's top team had a few early missteps Friday, but uncoiled its full-court press in the second half and rolled to a 74-54 victory over Morehead State that completed 25 years of perfection by No. 1 seeds.

Louisville (29-5) will play either Ohio State or 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.

Samardo Samuels led Louisville with 15 points. Terrence Williams, who danced a little prematurely at midcourt before the game, added 13 points and nine rebounds. Kenneth Faried had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Morehead State.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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