Louisville 79, Seton Hall 61

Saturday, February 23, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials - Anthony Chiazza, Michael Stephens, Earl Walton
Attendance - 22332

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Seton Hall 26 35 61
Louisville 40 39 79

Recap

No. 10 Louisville 79, Seton Hall 61: Gorgui Dieng logged a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds as the host Cardinals earned their sixth Big East win in seven games and fifth in a row over the Pirates.

Russ Smith added 19 points and went 10-for-10 at the foul line for Louisville (22-5, 10-4 Big East), which entered Saturday one game behind No. 8 Syracuse, No. 11 Georgetown and No. 20 Marquette in the conference standings. Luke Hancock chipped in 13 points off the bench for the Cardinals.

Aaron Cosby led Seton Hall (13-15, 2-13) with 17 points as the Pirates dropped their ninth straight game. Eugene Teague added 16 and eight rebounds and Brian Oliver had 12 points while leading scorer Fuquan Edwin scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting.

Hancock and Peyton Siva hit back-to-back 3-pointers as Louisville scored nine straight points to build a 26-19 lead with 7:18 left in the first half. Smith and Kevin Ware connected from downtown soon after for the Cardinals, who closed the half on a 23-8 run to take a 40-26 cushion into halftime.

Seton Hall could get no closer than 12 before Montrezl Harrell made a jumper to cap a 7-0 run and push the Louisville lead to 59-40 with 11:19 to go. The Pirates never threatened from there.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dieng’s previous career high came in an 18-point performance against IUPUI on Dec. 7, 2011. … Seton Hall committed 19 turnovers while Louisville had nine. … The Cardinals recorded 12 steals. Louisville entered the game leading the Big East in takeaways at 10.7 per game.
 

Seton Hall Pirates

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Fuquan Edwin 33:00 4-11 1-2 2-4 1 5 6 0 3 1 5 1 11
Aaron Cosby 33:00 6-12 3-5 2-2 1 1 2 3 2 0 4 0 17
Haralds Karlis 19:00 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 2 4 0 1 0 3
Tom Maayan 25:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 6 0 0
Gene Teague 30:00 7-10 0-0 2-2 5 3 8 4 3 0 0 1 16
Kyle Smyth 25:00 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
Brian Oliver 24:00 4-10 2-5 2-2 1 3 4 0 2 0 3 0 12
Aaron Geramipoor 10:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 2
TOTAL 199 23-52 7-18 8-10 11 19 30 12 18 3 19 2 61
  44.2% 38.9% 80.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 19

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gorgui Dieng 33:00 10-11 0-0 3-6 6 2 8 0 2 2 1 3 23
Russ Smith 28:00 4-10 1-4 10-10 2 1 3 5 3 3 2 0 19
Chane Behanan 21:00 2-8 0-0 2-2 3 5 8 1 0 0 1 1 6
Wayne Blackshear 18:00 0-2 0-2 0-2 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0
Peyton Siva 32:00 3-8 1-1 0-0 0 2 2 5 1 2 1 0 7
Luke Hancock 24:00 4-4 3-3 2-2 0 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 13
Stephan Van Treese 7:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Kevin Ware 22:00 2-8 2-5 2-2 0 3 3 0 2 4 3 0 8
Montrezl Harrell 14:00 1-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 2 2
TOTAL 199 26-57 7-15 20-26 13 18 31 15 14 12 9 6 79
  45.6% 46.7% 76.9% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 9