Battle 4 Atlantis - Louisville vs Northern Iowa Final: 51-46 - Recap

Louisville earned a 51-46 victory over Northern Iowa on Thursday, getting 16 points from Russ Smith at Atlantis Resort.

Bettors who backed Louisville were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 9.

Peyton Siva had 7 points for Louisville and Wayne Blackshear chipped in with 6 points. Russ Smith had 5 assists for them, while Gorgui Dieng was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Northern Iowa got 11 points from Marc Sonnen in a losing cause and another 10 points from Jake Koch. Deon Mitchell contributed 3 assists for them, while Seth Tuttle had 8 rebounds.

Louisville hit the break leading 26-20 before taking care of business in the second half.

Louisville had a 46-28 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.