Virginia advances to semifinals in ACC Tournament with win over Louisville


UofL's NCAA Tournament fate now rests with the selection committee.

Virginia put the brakes on Louisville's run midway through the second half and cruised to a 75-58 win in Thursday's ACC tournament quarterfinals.

The Cards fell to 20-13 and will wait until Sunday night to find out if they have done enough to earn a spot in the field of 68.

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After falling behind 38-21 in the first half., Louisville got 3-pointers from Dwayne Sutton and Deng Adel over the final 1:36 of the half to cut the margin to 38-27.

The first basket of the day for Louisville sub Jordan Nora left cut Virginia's lead to 56-52, the closest it had been since the opening minutes, with 8:50 left.

With the win, UVA advances to the semifinals against the victor of the Boston College/Clemson game, which was originally scheduled to tip-off at 2 p.m. Thursday. Kyle Guy, who started and played with a brace on his left knee because of a sprained medial collateral ligament he sustained last Saturday, led tournament top seed U.Va. with 19 points.