CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Earl Clark scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, as the third-seeded Louisville Cardinals ended Tennessee's season, 79-60, in an East Regional semifinal on Thursday.
Chris Lofton scored a team-best 15 points in his final game as a Vol. Fellow Vol senior JaJuan Smith finished with 12 points and six rebounds. Tyler Smith had 11 points for the Volunteers, who finished 31-5 this season.
Andre McGee and Jerry Smith added 13 points each and Terrence Williams scored 12 points for the Cardinals (27-8), who will play top-seeded North Carolina in the East Regional final on Saturday.
"We struggled all night long, and Louisville deserves a great deal of credit for that," said Volunteers head coach Bruce Pearl. "I've been coaching a long time, and never has the tempo of the game been dictated so much by the opponent."