ATLANTA (AP) — There were no surprises in the starting lineups for the first national semifinal.
Louisville (33-5) started guards Russ Smith and Peyton Siva, forwards Chane Behanan and Wayne Blackshear and center Gorgui Dieng as it participates in its second straight Final Four.
Wichita State (30-8), playing in its first Final Four since 1965, went with a three-guard lineup of Malcolm Armstead, g and Tekele Cotton along with forward Cleanthony Early and Carl Hall. Early was recently reinserted in the starting lineup after coming off the bench.
The officials are Les Jones, Karl Hess and Terry Wymer, with Mike Eades on standby.
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