Boxscore
Louisville 80, Kentucky 77
Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:00 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - John Cahill, Ed Corbett, Doug Shows
Attendance - 22810

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Kentucky 28 49 77
Louisville 36 44 80

Recap


No. 3 Louisville 80, No. 23 Kentucky 77:
Russ Smith scored 21 points and Chane Behanan added 20 as the host Cardinals won their seventh straight and snapped a four-game losing streak to their arch rivals.

Peyton Siva added 19 points before fouling out for Louisville, which led by as many as 17 before denying a furious Kentucky rally.

Louisville (12-1) held the Wildcats to 37 percent shooting in the first half and led 36-28 at the break. The Cardinals opened the second half on a 15-6 run capped by Smith’s steal and layup.

Taking advantage of Louisville’s foul trouble, the Wildcats closed within two on Ryan Harrow’s jumper with 5:25 left. Smith gathered his own miss and scored to push the lead back to five with 4:40 to go.

Kentucky (8-4) saw its four-game win streak end despite 22 points from Archie Goodwin and 17 from Harrow. Kentucky beat Louisville twice last season, including 69-61 in the Final Four on the Wildcats’ path to their eighth national title.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng, who broke his left wrist Nov. 23 during the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas, returned Saturday and had six points and seven rebounds. ... The Cardinals entered leading the nation in turnover margin (plus-8.6). They committed nine turnovers to Kentucky's 14. ... The Wildcats hit just 11 of 23 free throws.

Kentucky Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Julius Mays 35:00 1-8 1-6 0-0 1 2 3 2 3 0 2 0 3
Ryan Harrow 39:00 6-15 1-1 4-6 3 2 5 3 4 2 0 0 17
Nerlens Noel 31:00 4-5 0-0 0-1 3 5 8 0 4 2 2 2 8
Archie Goodwin 36:00 8-15 3-5 3-4 0 5 5 2 3 1 5 0 22
Willie Cauley-Stein 23:00 3-4 0-0 0-4 4 4 8 2 4 0 0 3 6
Alex Poythress 15:00 2-4 1-2 2-6 1 4 5 0 2 0 2 0 7
Kyle Wiltjer 19:00 4-7 4-7 2-2 0 3 3 1 1 0 3 0 14
Jarrod Polson 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-58 10-21 11-23 12 26 38 10 21 5 14 5 77
  48.3% 47.6% 47.8% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Peyton Siva 31:00 6-11 2-4 5-5 1 1 2 1 5 1 3 0 19
Russ Smith 30:00 9-20 0-1 3-6 1 6 7 3 4 3 3 0 21
Chane Behanan 35:00 8-13 0-0 4-6 2 5 7 3 3 3 1 1 20
Wayne Blackshear 31:00 2-7 1-2 0-2 1 6 7 0 1 0 0 0 5
Zach Price 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Gorgui Dieng 20:00 3-4 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 1 4 0 1 2 6
Kevin Ware 14:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 2
Montrezl Harrell 23:00 1-3 0-0 5-6 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 7
Luke Hancock 14:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 30-62 3-7 17-25 10 25 35 11 21 9 9 4 80
  48.4% 42.9% 68.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9