No. 12 Louisville outlasts St. John's 72-58

No. 12 Louisville outlasts St. John's 72-58

Credit: AP

St. John's Chris Obekpa, center, attempts to block the shot of Louisville's Russ Smith during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 12:28 AM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Russ Smith scored 21 second-half points, including 12 straight over a 3:03 stretch that put No. 12 Louisville ahead for good and helped the Cardinals beat St. John's 72-58 on Thursday night.
 
   In a game of spurts for both teams -- who traded the lead five times -- Smith led the last and crucial one for Louisville. The junior guard's dozen points led the Cardinals' 14-5 run for a 46-38 lead.
 
   Smith finished with 24 points for Louisville, which dominated the paint 32-16 and outrebounded St. John's 45-37.
 
   Peyton Siva added 12 points, Chane Behanan 10 and Gorgui Dieng 10 with a career-high 17 rebounds as the Cardinals (20-5, 8-4) bounced back from Saturday's five-overtime loss at Notre Dame to climb into a three-way tie for second place in the Big East Conference.
 
   Phil Greene IV scored 21 points for St. John's (15-10, 7-6), losers of three of four.
 

Print
Email
|