Boxscore
Louisville 57, Pittsburgh 54
Sunday, February 26, 2012 2:00 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - Doug Shows, Roger Ayers, Ed Corbett
Attendance - 22746

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Pittsburgh 24 30 54
Louisville 25 32 57

Recap


NO. 17 LOUISVILLE 57, PITTSBURGH 54: Russ Smith delivered a game-high 18 points off the bench, including 11 straight during a second-half stretch, and the host Cardinals withstood a late rally by the Panthers.

Kyle Kuric added 17 points, and Peyton Siva scored 11 points with five rebounds and five assists for Louisville (22-7, 10-6 Big East).

Sophomore reserve J.J. Moore followed up a career-high 21 points in Sunday's loss to South Florida with a team-high 16 points against Louisville, his third straight game in double figures. Nasir Robinson chipped in eight points and 11 boards for Pitt (15-14, 4-12), which dropped its fifth straight.

The teams went back and forth early in the second half, before the Cardinals took command with a 10-1 burst. Chane Behanan's layup made it 49-41 with 7:31 to go.

But Pitt again fought back, cutting it to 53-52 on Dante Taylor's dunk with 31 seconds left. Behanan, who missed the front end of a one-and-one moments earlier, buried a pair of free throws with 13 ticks remaining. After a Pitt layup, Siva made two more foul shots, and Ashton Gibbs' last-second 3-pointer misfired.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Six different Panthers accounted for their first six field goals of the game. … Louisville had just three turnovers in the second half after committing 11 in the first half. … Only five Cardinals scored.

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lamar Patterson 14:00 2-3 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 4 0 2 0 4
Ashton Gibbs 33:00 2-5 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 4
Nasir Robinson 29:00 3-9 0-0 2-4 5 6 11 2 4 2 3 0 8
Dante Taylor 25:00 3-6 0-0 5-7 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 2 11
Tray Woodall 32:00 2-10 0-2 0-0 0 5 5 2 2 1 6 0 4
Malcolm Gilbert 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0
Talib Zanna 10:00 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 3
Cameron Wright 16:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 4
J.J. Moore 29:00 6-9 1-2 3-4 2 5 7 0 1 3 3 0 16
John Johnson 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-51 1-8 11-17 11 26 37 8 23 7 18 2 54
  41.2% 12.5% 64.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 18

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chane Behanan 26:00 1-2 0-0 4-5 2 2 4 2 2 1 2 0 6
Gorgui Dieng 37:00 2-6 0-0 1-3 1 4 5 0 4 3 2 3 5
Kyle Kuric 36:00 5-8 4-7 3-4 1 3 4 2 3 2 0 0 17
Peyton Siva 38:00 2-7 0-0 7-10 2 3 5 5 1 2 4 0 11
Chris Smith 22:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Russ Smith 26:00 7-12 1-3 3-6 0 1 1 0 2 4 2 0 18
Jared Swopshire 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Kevin Ware 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0
Wayne Blackshear 5:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Zach Price 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 200 17-44 5-14 18-28 7 18 25 9 15 13 14 4 57
  38.6% 35.7% 64.3% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 14
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