2:00 PM ET, February 27, 2011
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville forward Kyle Kuric's first attempt at a game-clinching shot against Pittsburgh (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 4 AP) ended up getting slammed right back in his face.The second put the 16th-ranked Cardinals ahead in overtime. The third nearly led to one of the most costly premature celebrations in college basketball history.
Louisville Just Gets It Done
Without a clear star, Louisville is tied for third in America's toughest league by sheer collective will, writes Pat Forde. Blog
• Louisville won despite shooting only 34.4 percent, its worst shooting performance in a win this season.
• Despite Ashton Gibbs' two clutch free throws at the end, Pittsburgh made just 11 of 20 from the foul line. The Panthers entered the game ranked 13th in the Big East in free throw shooting.
• Louisville improved to 4-1 in its past five games.
• Rick Pitino improved to 5-9 in his career against Pitt and 4-5 while at Louisville.
• The Panthers were held under 60 points for the fourth time this season.
• Pittsburgh turned the ball over 16 times, tied for its fourth most this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-53 (.415)||22-64 (.344)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-14 (.286)||8-30 (.267)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-20 (.550)||10-13 (.769)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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