Boxscore
Louisville 78, Rutgers 66
Saturday, February 4, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - Evon Burroughs, Ed Corbett, Gary Prager
Attendance - 21298

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Rutgers 36 30 66
Louisville 41 37 78

Recap


Freshman Chane Behanan scored a career-high 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting and added eight rebounds to lead No. 25 Louisville past visiting Rutgers, 78-66, on Saturday.

Chris Smith chipped in eight points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals and Gorgui Dieng blocked seven shots for the Cardinals (18-5, 6-4 Big East), who have won four straight to pull into a tie for fifth place in the Big East.

Louisville faces its toughest stretch beginning Monday, with Connecticut, West Virginia and Syracuse over the next nine days.

The Scarlet Knights (12-12, 4-7) had pulled to within 53-50 on Eli Carter’s 3-pointer with 13:04 left when the Cardinals offense woke up. Behanan grabbed an offensive rebound and dunked to spark a 12-0 burst over the next five minutes.

Peyton Siva scored five points during the run and Kyle Kuric capped it with a 3-pointer, bringing the lead to 65-50 with 8:20 to play.

Rutgers would cut it back to single digits, 73-64, on a 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining but Chris and Russ Smith combined to hit five free throws in the final 1:17 to close it out.

Carter scored 24 points to lead the Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dane Miller 32:00 2-4 2-4 2-2 1 4 5 1 1 3 1 0 8
Gilvydas Biruta 24:00 1-4 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 1 4 0 3 0 5
Eli Carter 35:00 9-17 3-9 3-3 0 6 6 3 3 0 5 0 24
Derrick Randall 14:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0
Jerome Seagears 31:00 3-10 1-3 0-0 2 1 3 5 1 3 0 0 7
Austin Johnson 11:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 4
Myles Mack 24:00 3-6 3-6 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 3 1 0 9
Mike Poole 22:00 4-12 1-3 0-0 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 0 9
Kadeem Jack 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Greg Lewis 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-59 10-25 8-9 5 17 22 12 21 10 13 1 66
  40.7% 40.0% 88.9% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chris Smith 27:00 1-5 0-3 6-7 3 10 13 6 1 3 0 0 8
Kyle Kuric 39:00 3-11 3-9 5-6 0 3 3 2 0 1 3 0 14
Peyton Siva 25:00 3-5 0-1 4-6 0 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 10
Gorgui Dieng 31:00 3-5 0-0 2-2 1 3 4 1 3 0 1 7 8
Chane Behanan 35:00 11-12 0-1 1-3 8 3 11 0 2 2 5 0 23
Russ Smith 20:00 3-9 1-4 5-6 1 3 4 2 2 0 4 0 12
Kevin Ware 10:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 2
Zach Price 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jared Swopshire 6:00 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1
Angel Nunez 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Elisha Justice 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-51 4-18 24-32 13 27 40 13 12 8 18 7 78
  49.0% 22.2% 75.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 18
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