Louisville, Notre Dame have separate bowl dates...Former Big East foes meet in Syracuse

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Associated Press

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 7:06 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater and No. 18 Louisville will try to unleash their passing attack on Miami today in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Bridgewater has thrown for more than 3,500 yards and 28 touchdowns in what could be his final season. The junior says he'll decide after the season if he'll return or enter the NFL draft.

UNDATED (AP) — Notre Dame will take on Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl. The 25th-ranked Fighting Irish take an 8-4 mark into the game against the 6-6 Scarlet Knights. Cincinnati and North Carolina meet in the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, while Kansas State and Michigan hook up in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse and Villanova each put their 11-0 records on the line when they square off in upstate New York today. C.J. Fair is among four Orange players with double-digit scoring averages this year, producing 17.8 points a game. JayVaughn Pinkston is the Wildcats' leading scorer at 16.5 points per contest.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Rupp Arena should be rocking today when No. 6 Louisville rolls into Lexington to battle No. 18 Kentucky. The up-tempo Cardinals head into the Battle of the Bluegrass with an 11-1 record and riding a six-game winning streak. Kentucky's young squad is 9-3 and has had it troubles early in the season with quality opponents. The Wildcats have lost to Michigan State, North Carolina and Baylor.

PORTLAND (AP) — The Miami Heat visit the Portland Trail Blazers tonight in a matchup of NBA division leaders. Portland boasts a league-best 24-5 mark that includes a 12-2 home record. The Heat are 22-7 after ending a six-game winning streak last night in Sacramento.

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