Scores

Final

Villanova 74

(10-11, 3-6 Big East)

Louisville 84

(16-5, 4-4 Big East)

    Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, January 25, 2012

    KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    VILL 44 3074
    LOU 39 4584

    Top Performers

    Villanova: J. Bell 14 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl

    Louisville: G. Dieng 12 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Louisville downs Nova to reach .500 in Big East

    Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Peyton Siva scored 16 points and Louisville (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) beat Villanova 84-74 on Wednesday night to return to .500 in the Big East after a rough start to conference play.

    Siva was brilliant late when the Cardinals (16-5, 4-4) needed him most. He made a turnaround jumper from 15 feet to give the Cardinals a 73-67 lead with 2:56 left, then made two sharp passes on the next two possession that led to points, including Jared Swopshire's 3-pointer in the corner that made it 78-70 with 1:09 left. He hit two free throws with 57 seconds left that iced it.

    Villanova (10-11, 3-6) rallied from a nine-point first-half deficit to lead by as many as six, but went cold in the second half as its modest two-game winning streak ended.

    Big East player of the week Maalik Wayns scored 19 points for Villanova.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VILL
    LOU
    Points 74 84
    FG Made-Attempted 26-66 (.394) 26-61 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-23 (.739) 24-34 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 12

    2011-12 Season

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