Boxscore
Providence 90, Louisville 59
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Officials - Roger Ayers, John Gaffney, Gene Steratore
Attendance - 8163

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisville 25 34 59
Providence 43 47 90

Recap


Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts each scored 27 points and host Providence earned its first conference win of the season with a dominating 90-59 upset of No. 15 Louisville and former coach Rick Pitino on Tuesday.
 
Vincent Council had 15 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds for Providence (12-6, 1-4 Big East). The Friars gave first-year coach Ed Cooley his first conference win with stunning ease on a night the school celebrated the 25-year anniversary of its unlikely 1987 Final Four run led by Pitino.

Providence shot 53 percent (28 of 53) and hit 9-of-14 3-pointers against the nation’s third-best defense. The Friars led by double digits throughout after outscoring Louisville 27-8 in the final 9:32 of the first half. They opened the second half on a 15-6 run and led by as many as 33 points. 
 
Chris Smith scored 16 points for Louisville (13-4, 1-3 Big East), which suffered its worst conference loss since a 90-57 setback to Notre Dame in February 2009.
 
The most impressive part was the Friars were without Gerard Coleman, the team’s second-leading scorer who sat out with a back injury suffered against Seton Hall on Saturday.

It was just Providence's second win in nine tries against Pitino. The legendary coach’s current team is now in a downward spiral. The Cardinals have lost two straight and four of five since a 12-0 start.
 
Pitino, one of two coaches to lead three schools to the Final Four, has said the sixth-seeded 1987 Friars were one of his all-time favorite teams. He was honored at halftime, along with several coaches and players.

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chane Behanan 20:00 2-8 0-3 3-5 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 7
Gorgui Dieng 18:00 2-5 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 0 3 0 2 3 4
Kyle Kuric 39:00 4-8 1-3 2-2 3 6 9 1 2 2 1 0 11
Peyton Siva 19:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 1 1 0 2
Chris Smith 27:00 6-11 1-4 3-4 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 16
Rakeem Buckles 22:00 1-4 0-0 0-1 2 2 4 1 4 1 2 1 2
Russ Smith 8:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
Kevin Ware 13:00 1-3 0-0 2-4 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 4
Jared Swopshire 9:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Tim Henderson 5:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1
Angel Nunez 12:00 2-5 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 6
Elisha Justice 8:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 22-58 4-19 11-19 8 15 23 14 21 8 10 4 59
  37.9% 21.1% 57.9% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kadeem Batts 36:00 9-13 0-0 9-10 5 5 10 1 3 1 1 3 27
Bryce Cotton 39:00 6-7 5-5 10-12 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 0 27
Vincent Council 40:00 5-11 2-5 3-4 0 8 8 14 3 0 2 1 15
LaDontae Henton 40:00 6-17 2-4 0-0 1 3 4 3 3 1 5 0 14
Brice Kofane 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 0 2
Bilal Dixon 29:00 1-3 0-0 3-3 1 4 5 2 4 1 0 1 5
Ron Giplaye 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Carter 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lee Goldsbrough 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-53 9-15 25-29 9 24 33 23 17 5 11 5 90
  52.8% 60.0% 86.2% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 11
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