SEATTLE, Washington - The University of Northern Iowa Panthers, Iowa's last team standing in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, lost to Louisville Sunday night 66-53.
UNI is a 5 seed, Louisville the 4.
Louisville, a college basketball blue-blood, is coached by Rick Pitino. The Cardinals have two 7-footers, and are much taller than UNI.
The size difference worked against UNI. Missouri Valley Conference player-of-the-year Settle Tuttle led the Panthers in scoring with 14 points, but he had to work for every shot.
Terry Rozier led of Louisville led all scorers with 16 points.
Louisville (26-8) travels to Syracuse for a Sweet 16 game next Friday against NC State.
UNI finishes 31-4.