No. 12 Louisville holds off Pittsburgh 64-61

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 28, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 29 at 1:21 AM

   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng combined for 34 points and sealed the game with four free throws in the final 12 seconds as No. 12 Louisville ended a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 victory over Pittsburgh on Monday night.
 
   Louisville, which has slumped since being No. 1 two weeks ago, saw an 11-point second-half lead cut to 60-58 on Tray Woodall's 3-pointer with 13.3 seconds remaining. That was one of seven 3s by Pitt over the final 13:18.
 
   Dieng made two free throws with 12.7 seconds left for a four-point lead, and after the Panthers' Lamar Patterson shot an air ball with 6 seconds left, Smith followed with two more free throws for a 64-58 lead.
 
   Woodall, who had 14 points, drained a long 3-pointer as time expired.
 
   Smith finished with 20 points while Dieng had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Cardinals (17-4, 5-3 Big East).
 
   Pittsburgh (17-5, 5-4) had its four-game winning streak stopped.


 

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