Boxscore
Louisville 77, West Virginia 74
Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Officials - Brian O'Connell, John Cahill, John Gaffney
Attendance - 11254

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisville 37 40 77
West Virginia 44 30 74

Recap


LOUISVILLE 77, WEST VIRGINIA 74: Kyle Kuric scored 17 points and buried a key 3-pointer late as visiting No. 23 Louisville overwhelmed West Virginia down the stretch.

Russ Smith scored 16 points and Chris Smith and Wayne Blackshear added 13 apiece for the Cardinals (20-5, 8-4 Big East), who have won six straight.

The Mountaineers (16-10, 6-7) led by as many as 11 points in the second half and were holding a 71-64 edge after Dominique Rutledge tipped in a miss with 5:51 left.

West Virginia went the next five minutes without a point as the Cardinals took control. Kuric’s corner 3-pointer knotted it at 71-71 and Blackshear stole the ensuing inbounds pass, hitting a slashing Russ Smith for the go-ahead layup.

Louisville forced 11 turnovers and scored off each one, totaling 22 points.

The last miscue came with the Mountaineers trailing 75-74 with 5.5 seconds left. Kuric stole Gary Browne’s pass and hit two free throws, clinching the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kevin Jones recorded 22 points and 11 rebounds, but Darryl Bryant was held to 13 points on 3-of-17 shooting for West Virginia … Louisville hosts No. 2 Syracuse on Monday … West Virginia has dropped five of its last six, including three straight at home.

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chane Behanan 28:00 1-4 0-0 2-2 3 3 6 1 1 1 2 0 4
Gorgui Dieng 26:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 4 2 6 1 4 1 1 0 2
Kyle Kuric 25:00 5-10 4-8 3-4 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 17
Peyton Siva 32:00 4-9 0-1 2-2 0 2 2 5 4 0 3 0 10
Chris Smith 27:00 4-10 3-5 2-2 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 13
Wayne Blackshear 20:00 5-9 3-5 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 1 1 1 13
Zach Price 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0
Russ Smith 16:00 6-12 0-2 4-4 0 4 4 2 3 1 0 0 16
Jared Swopshire 20:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 27-61 10-22 13-15 10 18 28 12 23 6 8 2 77
  44.3% 45.5% 86.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 8

West Virginia Mountaineers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gary Browne 29:00 1-3 0-1 2-2 1 4 5 2 3 0 2 0 4
Darryl Bryant 40:00 3-17 2-10 5-7 2 5 7 1 2 2 2 0 13
Jabarie Hinds 38:00 3-8 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 6 2 3 1 0 7
Kevin Jones 40:00 7-13 3-5 5-7 5 6 11 4 0 1 0 0 22
Deniz Kilicli 22:00 7-8 0-0 3-5 3 2 5 0 5 0 4 0 17
Keaton Miles 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dominique Rutledge 19:00 2-4 0-0 2-4 3 2 5 0 4 0 2 2 6
Aaron Brown 6:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Paul Williamson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-56 7-22 17-27 15 21 36 13 16 6 11 2 74
  44.6% 31.8% 63.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11
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