Boxscore
Louisville 69, Illinois St. 66
Saturday, December 1, 2012 1:00 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - Jeff Anderson, John Gaffney, Earl Walton
Attendance - 19816

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Illinois St. 33 33 66
Louisville 25 44 69

Recap


No. 6 Louisville 69, Illinois State 66: Peyton Siva drilled the go-ahead 3-pointer with just over four minutes to play and added a pair of free throws in the waning moments as the host Cardinals used a second-half surge to rally past the upset-minded Redbirds.

Russ Smith had a team-high 24 points and Chane Behanan scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half for sixth-ranked Louisville (6-1), which struggled in its second straight game without Gorgui Dieng. The center is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken left wrist.

Redbirds guard Tyler Brown followed up his career-high 36-point effort versus Northwestern last weekend with a game-high 25 on Saturday.

Jackie Carmichael exploited the weakened interior of the Cardinals by scoring 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting for Illinois State (5-2), which was bidding to knock off a Top-5 team for the first time since upsetting No. 4 Indiana State in 1978.

Siva (20 points) gave Louisville a 63-61 lead after draining a 3-pointer with 4:19 remaining. His layup extended the cushion to four and his pair of free throws proved just enough as Brown couldn't connect on a game-tying 3-point attempts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Carmichael scored seven quick points as the Redbirds jumped out to a 14-2 advantage. ... Illinois State, which went just 2-for-11 from 3-point range in the first half, made 12 of 13 shots from inside the arc as it built a 33-25 lead at intermission. ... The teams had met only once before with Louisville claiming a 117-107 victory on March 4, 1974.

Illinois St. Redbirds

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jackie Carmichael 34:00 8-13 0-0 4-5 2 7 9 1 3 0 4 0 20
Jon Ekey 28:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 1 5 6 1 4 1 1 1 0
Bryant Allen 30:00 3-6 1-4 0-0 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 7
Tyler Brown 31:00 8-16 3-8 6-6 1 4 5 0 1 0 4 0 25
Johnny Hill 27:00 4-5 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 6 3 1 6 0 8
Anthony Cousin 12:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0
Nick Zeisloft 19:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 1 3 1 0 3
John Wilkins 15:00 1-2 0-1 1-3 1 0 1 1 5 0 1 0 3
Jordan Threloff 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-48 5-19 11-14 9 20 29 13 20 5 21 1 66
  52.1% 26.3% 78.6% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 21

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chane Behanan 26:00 7-8 0-0 1-7 4 5 9 0 3 2 1 1 15
Wayne Blackshear 12:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
Zach Price 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peyton Siva 30:00 7-13 4-9 2-3 0 1 1 4 4 1 2 0 20
Russ Smith 35:00 6-17 1-5 11-14 0 0 0 3 2 3 5 0 24
Kevin Ware 15:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 2 3 0 0
Stephan Van Treese 34:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 7 1 8 1 2 2 2 2 6
Luke Hancock 28:00 0-4 0-3 0-0 3 2 5 4 2 0 2 0 0
Montrezl Harrell 14:00 2-3 0-0 0-1 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 25-55 5-21 14-25 15 16 31 13 19 10 15 3 69
  45.5% 23.8% 56.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15