No. 3 Louisville 81, No. 11 Marquette 56
Records: Louisville (24-8); Marquette (20-14)
Louisville advances to the BIG EAST Championship semifinal round, where the Cardinals will face No. 2 seed Notre Dame. It will be the first meeting between the Cardinals and Irish in BIG EAST Championship play.
Louisville improved to 3-1 all-time in BIG EAST Championship quarterfinal games.
Louisville has won four of its last five games in the BIG EAST Championship.
Louisville had 24 assists on 30 field goals.
Louisville held Marquette to a season-low 29.8 field goal percentage.
Louisville has won 22 of its last 32 postseason tournament games in the last six years.
Louisville fell to Notre Dame 89-79 in overtime Feb. 9 in the teams’ only regular-season meeting. That game produced 13 ties and 10 lead changes before Notre Dame scored the first 14 points of overtime.
Louisville and Notre Dame have played to overtime five times in their last nine meetings.
Marquette fell to 2-4 all-time in the BIG EAST Championship quarterfinals. The Golden Eagles are now 8-6 all-time in the championship.
Marquette had a 19-8 advantage at the free throw line against Louisville.
Marquette coach Buzz Williams fell to 6-3 in the BIG EAST Championship.