03/22/2013 04:21 pm ET

Louisville Vs. Colorado State NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

No. 1 seed Louisville will face No. 8 seed Colorado State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament in the Midwest Region.

Russ Smith scored 23 points for the Cardinals and set an NCAA Tournament record with eight steals on the night as Louisville trampled No. 16 North Carolina A&T. The Big East champions advanced with a final score of 79-48 over the Aggies. No. 8 Colorado State overwhelmed No. 9 Missouri on the glass and advanced to the third round.

The winner in this matchup on March 23 will advance to the Sweet 16.

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.


Regular Season Record: 27-5

Conference Record: 14-4 (Big East)

Conference Tournament Results: Won Big East championship vs. Syracuse

Top Player: Russ Smith (Guard)

Top 25 Wins: Missouri (#13), Marquette (#25), Syracuse (#12), Notre Dame (#24)

Worst Losses: Villanova (73-64)

RPI Ranking: 3

Colorado State
Regular Season Record: 25-8
Conference Record: 11-5 (Mountain West)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to UNLV in semifinals
Top Player: Colton Iverson (Forward/Center)
Top 25 Wins: None
Worst Losses: Illinois-Chicago (64-55)
RPI Ranking: 23



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