Cards Get Past Anteaters

Senior Wayne Blackshear bagged 19 points and 7 rebounds, but it was freshman point guard Quentin Snider who got the winning points via two free-throws as the University of Louisville scraped past UC Irvine to reach the third round of the NCAA tournament with a narrow 57-55 victory in Seattle.

Louisville struggled with Irvine’s size in a close encounter, but it was Blackshear who steered them home to book a game with the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in the next round.

Terry Rozier (0) of the Louisville Cardinals defends against Luke Nelson (10) of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Terry Rozier (0) of the Louisville Cardinals against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Terry Rozier (0) of the Louisville Cardinals defends against Alex Young (1) of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Terry Rozier (0) of the Louisville Cardinals is tripped up against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Quentin Snider (2) of the Louisville Cardinals drops the ball while being guarded by the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-Montrezl Harrell the Louisville Cardinals slam dunks against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Montrezl Harrell the Louisville Cardinals slam dunks against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Louisville Cardinals cheerleaders prepare their flags before the game against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Will Davis II (3) of the UC Irvine Anteaters grabs a rebound against Louisville Cardinals during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.The Louisville Cardinals prepares to lead the student athletes onto the court before playing the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville Mangok Mathiang of the Louisville Cardinals walks from the locker room to the court before playing the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. LouisHead Coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals walks from the locker room to the court before their game against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in SeWayne Blackshear (25) of the Louisville Cardinals passes against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Montrezl Harrell the Louisville Cardinals slam dunks against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Head Coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals gives his players instructions against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville wonChinanu Onuaku (32) of the Louisville Cardinals reaches for a rebound against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Head Coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals talks to his team during a timeout against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. LouisvilleTerry Rozier (0) of the Louisville Cardinals drives to the basket  while being guarded by Jaron Martin (0) and Aaron Wright (32) of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, MarchHead Coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals gives his players instructions against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville wonWayne Blackshear (25) and of Quentin Snider (2) of the Louisville Cardinals guard Luke Nelson (10) of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. LoTerry Rozier (0) of the Louisville Cardinals defends against Alex Young (1) of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Wayne Blackshear (25) of the Louisville Cardinals goes for a layup against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Head Coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals reacts to a referee\'s call against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 5Wayne Blackshear (25) of the Louisville Cardinals reaches for the basket while guaded by Mamadou Ndiaye (34) of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in SeattleQuentin Snider (2) of the Louisville Cardinals shoots free throws late in the second half to put the Cardinals ahead against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 20Wayne Blackshear (25) of the Louisville Cardinals runs towards the basket after Terry Rozier (0) forced the game-winning turnover against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday,Wayne Blackshear (25) of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates after Terry Rozier (0) forced the game-winning turnover against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 20Montrezl Harrell (24) of the Louisville Cardinals makes a rebound against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Wayne Blackshear (25) of the Louisville Cardinals taps in a basket against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.Montrezl Harrell (24) of the Louisville Cardinals helps up David Levitch (23) after a foul against the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. LouisMangok Mathiang (12) the Louisville Cardinals ftried to keep the ball in play while guarded by Mamadou Ndiaye (34) of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in SMangok Mathiang (12) the Louisville Cardinals fights for a rebound against Mamadou Ndiaye (34) of the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. LouisvHead Coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals walks to the locker room after defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville wAlex Young (1) of the UC Irvine Anteaters grabs a rebound against the Louisville Cardinals during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men\'s Basketball Tournament at Key Arena on Friday, March 20, 2015 in Seattle, Wash. Louisville won, 57-55.