Boxscore
Louisville 87, Memphis 78
Saturday, December 15, 2012 2:30 PM
Location - FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Officials - John Cahill, Michael Stephens, Mike Stuart
Attendance - 18392

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisville 28 59 87
Memphis 35 43 78

Recap


No. 6 Louisville 87, Memphis 78: Chane Behanan scored 16 of his season-high 22 points in the second half as the visiting Cardinals rallied from a 16-point deficit against the Tigers.

Russ Smith added 19 points despite spraining his ankle in the first half. Peyton Siva also had 19 points and seven assists for Louisville (9-1), which scored 59 points in the second half.

Joe Jackson led Memphis (6-3) with a season-high 23 points. Reserve Tarik Black also set a season high by adding 21 points while reserve Geron Johnson contributed 12 as the Tigers committed 24 turnovers.

Memphis appeared poised to pull off the upset on as it led by as many 16 in the first half and opened a 54-44 lead with 12:26 remaining on a Johnson dunk. The Tigers came up empty on their next nine possessions while the Cardinals scored the next 13 points and took the lead for good on a free throw by Montrezl Harrell with 10:14 left.

The Tigers scored their first basket in nearly four minutes on Johnson's layup with 8:40 left but the Cardinals closed it out by getting a 3-pointer from Smith and layups from Behanan and Siva down the stretch.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Smith injured his ankle with 6:02 remaining in the first half by landing awkwardly on D.J. Stephens' foot after attempting a 3-pointer. ... Stephens injured his left shoulder with 9:58 remaining in the second half going for a steal but later returned. ... The Cardinals have rallied from deficits of nine or more points 14 times over the last three seasons

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Peyton Siva 34:00 5-10 0-1 9-12 1 3 4 7 4 0 3 1 19
Russ Smith 26:00 3-11 1-6 12-12 1 2 3 4 3 1 1 0 19
Chane Behanan 30:00 7-12 1-2 7-8 1 2 3 0 3 2 2 0 22
Wayne Blackshear 23:00 2-4 1-2 3-6 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 8
Zach Price 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 1 0 1 0 0
Montrezl Harrell 31:00 0-4 0-0 3-4 4 2 6 0 1 2 0 0 3
Kevin Ware 13:00 1-3 1-1 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 5
Luke Hancock 23:00 3-6 3-5 2-2 1 2 3 1 1 3 2 0 11
Stephan Van Treese 9:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 0 0
Tim Henderson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-50 7-17 38-46 10 18 28 15 20 9 12 2 87
  42.0% 41.2% 82.6% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 12

Memphis Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
D.J. Stephens 22:00 4-5 1-2 1-2 2 6 8 1 5 2 2 3 10
Chris Crawford 30:00 2-12 0-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 4 1 2 0 4
Joe Jackson 34:00 7-9 3-4 6-8 0 2 2 8 5 1 8 0 23
Adonis Thomas 33:00 2-6 0-2 0-0 3 1 4 4 3 2 3 1 4
Shaq Goodwin 27:00 1-4 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 2 5 0 2 1 4
Tarik Black 22:00 9-11 0-0 3-6 1 1 2 0 5 2 1 1 21
Geron Johnson 27:00 4-9 2-4 2-2 3 5 8 2 5 1 5 1 12
Stan Simpson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Antonio Barton 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ferrakohn Hall 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damien Wilson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 29-56 6-17 14-20 11 20 31 18 33 9 24 7 78
  51.8% 35.3% 70.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 24