Louisville 72, St. John's 58

Thursday, February 14, 2013 9:00 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - Roger Ayers, Tim Clougherty, John Higgins
Attendance - 22086

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
St. John's 23 35 58
Louisville 32 40 72

Recap

No. 12 Louisville 72, St. John’s 58: Russ Smith scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half as the host Cardinals knocked off the Red Storm in Big East play.

Peyton Siva tallied 12 points and Gorgui Dieng grabbed a career-best 17 rebounds to go with 10 points for Louisville (20-5, 8-4 Big East), which bounced back from Saturday’s five-overtime loss to Notre Dame.

Phil Greene IV scored 21 points and D’Angelo Harrison added 18 for St. John’s (15-10, 7-6). Assistant coach Rico Hines coached the Red Storm for the second consecutive game with head coach Steve Lavin away from the team due to the death of his father.

St. John’s scored the first 10 points of the second half to take a 33-32 lead. The Cardinals answered with a 20-6 surge – Smith scored 12 straight Louisville points at one point during the run – to take a 13-point lead with 9:06 to play and continued on to notch its 20th victory for the 11th consecutive season.

Louisville jumped out to an early 11-3 lead before St. John’s later scored eight straight points to take a one-point lead. The Cardinals scored the final eight points of the half for a 32-23 lead at the break.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lavin will return to coach the Red Storm in Wednesday’s game against South Florida. … Louisville F Wayne Blackshear left in the second half with a shoulder injury. … Harrison, a sophomore, became the 48th player in St. John’s history to reach 1,000 career points. His total stands at 1,001.

St. John's Red Storm

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
D'Angelo Harrison 34:00 6-19 2-9 4-6 0 2 2 3 5 0 0 0 18
Sir'Dominic Pointer 32:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 1 5 6 2 3 2 4 1 2
Jakarr Sampson 35:00 4-15 0-0 0-0 5 4 9 2 1 1 4 1 8
Marc-Antoine Bourqault 22:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 2 2 1 6
Phil Greene 36:00 9-18 3-8 0-0 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 1 21
Chris Obekpa 29:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 10 12 0 3 0 3 3 0
Amir Garrett 12:00 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 200 23-62 7-23 5-7 9 28 37 10 18 5 14 7 58
  37.1% 30.4% 71.4% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 14

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gorgui Dieng 37:00 4-11 0-0 2-5 4 13 17 0 2 1 2 2 10
Luke Hancock 21:00 2-7 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 1 2 0 5
Peyton Siva 36:00 4-9 0-1 4-4 1 3 4 6 1 2 2 1 12
Russ Smith 29:00 5-13 2-3 12-14 2 4 6 4 0 3 0 0 24
Chane Behanan 27:00 5-8 0-0 0-0 4 4 8 1 2 1 1 0 10
Stephan Van Treese 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Ware 14:00 0-3 0-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Montrezl Harrell 13:00 1-4 0-0 1-3 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 3
Wayne Blackshear 19:00 2-6 0-2 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
Tim Henderson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-62 3-12 23-30 14 29 43 11 8 8 8 3 72
  37.1% 25.0% 76.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8