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Louisville's Russ Smith (2), Gorgui Dieng (10) and Chane Behanan react to guard Kevin Ware's injury during the first half of the Midwest Regional final against Duke Sunday in Indianapolis. Associated Press.

NCAA Elite Eight: Cards overcome emotions, rip Duke

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INDIANAPOLIS — With tears in their eyes and Kevin Ware in their hearts, there was no way Louisville was losing this game.

Russ Smith scored 23, Gorgui Dieng had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks, and top-seeded Louisville put aside the shock from Ware’s gruesome leg injury to earn a second straight trip to the Final Four with an 85-63 victory over Duke on Sunday afternoon.

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