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Louisville comes alive late, beats Manhattan 71-64

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Luke Hancock hit two huge 3-pointers in the final 1:19 to help Louisville finally shake free from tenacious Manhattan, 71-64 in the NCAA tournament Thursday night.

The defending national champion Cardinals were down 58-55 with less than 4 minutes to play before coming alive from the 3-point line.

Silky smooth guard Russ Smith, who finished with 18 points, got things going with a game-tying 3 from the wing. Hancock delivered the knockout blows. He stole an inbound pass, got fouled and made both free throws. He hit the first dagger with 1:19 remaining and sank a wide-open look from behind the arc with 28 second left.

Hancock finished with 16 points.

Behind those shots, fourth-seeded Louisville (30-5) advanced to face fifth-seeded St. Louis on Saturday in the Midwest Region.

Ashton Pankey led 13th-seeded Manhattan (25-8) with 16 points.

Look for further coverage from WDRB's Eric Crawford and Steve Andress here on wdrb.com and on WDRB in the Morning starting at 5 a.m. Friday.

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