Boxscore
Louisville 84, Missouri 61
Friday, November 23, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort, Nassau
Officials - Don Daily, Tony Greene, Terry Oglesby
Attendance - 3153

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisville 39 45 84
Missouri 31 30 61

Recap


No. 2 Louisville 84, No. 14 Missouri 61: Russ Smith finished with 18 points, six rebounds and six steals as the Cardinals’ swarming defense overwhelmed the Tigers in a semifinal game at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Luke Hancock overcame a season-long slump from beyond the 3-point arc to shoot 5-of-7 en route to a game-high 19 points for Louisville (5-0), which will face No. 5 Duke in the title game of this event.

In a battle hyped as a showdown between two preseason conference players of the year in Louisville’s Peyton Siva and Missouri’s Phil Pressey, it was the Cardinals' pressure defense that stole the show. Louisville finished with 12 steals and forced the Tigers into a season-high 23 turnovers.

Despite 13 first-half miscues, Missouri (4-1) managed to claw to within 39-35 early in the second half on a jump shot by Alex Oriakhi. But a jumper by Chane Behanan and 3-pointer by Smith keyed an 11-0 run over an 86-second stretch, and the Tigers could get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

Oriakhi and Pressey each had 15 points for the Tigers, who will meet VCU in the third-place game on Saturday.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Missouri’s first-half turnover total was one shy of its season high for a game. … Hancock, who was in a 4-of-29 slump from beyond the arc entering this game, set a career high with his five 3-pointers. … Pressey’s eight turnovers were two shy of his total over Missouri’s first four games.

Louisville Cardinals

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Peyton Siva 31:00 4-8 2-3 3-4 0 3 3 6 3 1 1 0 13
Gorgui Dieng 24:00 2-6 0-0 1-3 2 4 6 3 3 1 0 1 5
Russ Smith 35:00 7-17 1-7 3-3 2 4 6 3 3 6 3 0 18
Chane Behanan 32:00 6-8 0-0 1-3 2 2 4 0 1 2 1 0 13
Wayne Blackshear 26:00 4-9 1-4 3-4 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 12
Luke Hancock 21:00 6-9 5-7 2-3 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 19
Zach Price 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
Stephan Van Treese 13:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 2
Kevin Ware 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Montrezl Harrell 8:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 2
Tim Henderson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 31-63 9-21 13-20 7 20 27 16 17 12 10 1 84
  49.2% 42.9% 65.0% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10

Missouri Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Laurence Bowers 22:00 3-6 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 1 4 0 2 0 6
Keion Bell 19:00 0-0 0-0 4-4 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 4
Earnest Ross 21:00 1-4 1-3 2-2 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 0 5
Alex Oriakhi 29:00 7-11 0-0 1-5 4 4 8 0 2 1 2 1 15
Phil Pressey 35:00 6-15 3-6 0-0 1 2 3 7 2 0 8 0 15
Stefan Jankovic 12:00 0-3 0-2 1-2 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
Ryan Rosburg 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Negus Webster-Chan 33:00 2-6 1-4 1-2 1 5 6 0 2 0 3 0 6
Tony Criswell 23:00 4-5 0-0 1-2 2 5 7 2 1 0 3 1 9
TOTAL 200 23-50 5-15 10-19 11 24 35 13 17 3 21 2 61
  46.0% 33.3% 52.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 21