7:00 PM ET, March 13, 2009
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Rick Pitino was speechless for the first time all year.The smooth-talking Louisville coach stood in the locker room at halftime Friday night and was beginning to wonder where his team had gone, the one that had won eight straight games and had so emphatically captured the regular-season Big East title.
• After trailing at the half by eight, Louisville outscored Villanova 43-21.
• Louisville's tale of two halves: Points, 26-43; FG percentage, 30.8-51.5; 3-point FG percentage, 38.5-53.3; turnovers, 11-4.
• Scottie Reynolds struggled in the loss for Villanova, scoring a season-low two points.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-52 (.346)||25-59 (.424)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-17 (.353)||13-28 (.464)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-17 (.765)||6-12 (.500)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|