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Louisville 1 win away from home Sweet 16 matchup in NCAA tournament

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    Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder speaks during a news conference for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Monday, March 24, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa plays Louisville in a second-round game on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (The Associated Press)

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    Iowa guard Theairra Taylor, left, speaks during a news conference for the NCAA women's college basketball tournament as teammate Melissa Dixon, right, sits near, Monday, March 24, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa plays Louisville in a second-round game on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (The Associated Press)

Louisville finds itself one win away from returning home for a NCAA tournament regional.

The Cardinals will have to beat an Iowa team that can shoot the lights out in its own gym to get there.

Third-seeded Louisville (31-4) played more like a top seed in its 88-42 blowout of Idaho in the first round on Sunday. But Iowa looked nearly as good, shooting 57 percent in an 87-65 win over Marist that was a lot easier than most thought it would be.

The Cardinals and the sixth-seeded Hawkeyes (27-8) meet Tuesday in the second round in Iowa City. The winner will face LSU or West Virginia in Louisville on Sunday.