Found March 17, 2013 on
College Hoops Digest:
by Josh Adams
New York City Bureau
Peyton Siva won his 2nd Big East Tournament MVP/
A tale of two halves happened at Madison Square Garden Saturday Night, and the final Big East Championship Trophy will now have a permanent place in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Syracuse Orange 78-61 behind a 29-5 run in the second half.
The final was the dream match-up everyone seemed to want. On one side you had perennial Big East contender, the Syracuse Orange with Jim Boeheim. On the other side was a Louisville team that played with All-American candidates Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng and had a coach with a Big East pedigree in Rick Pitino.
It was a heavyweight bout in the final go around for the conference, with Syracuse winning the first few rounds handily behind the play of C.J. Fair and the red hot James Southerland, who set the Big East Tournament three point record with 19 made in the four games. The Orange went into halftime up 35-22.
BEST OF MAXIM
Back in the Big East championship game for the third straight year, at the top where University of Louisville basketball belongs. The last time at Madison Square Garden, the scene of some pretty incredible memories.
One last game as a member of the Big East, with a band of Catholic schools taking the league in a different direction. First three seasons in the tourney abysmal, the...
NEW YORK – Peyton Siva has left a major mark on the University of Louisville’s men’s basketball program with an outstanding four seasons. Now, Siva holds one of the schools top records – all-time steals for a career.
Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title.
The Cardinals got their third title by overcoming a 16-point deficit in the second half -- almost double the previous record in a championship game -- and they kept pouring it on once...
After beating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Big East Tournament semi-finals for the third straight year, the Cards will now face Syracuse in its fourth Big East Tournament Championship game in the last five years.
Led by its senior leader Peyton Siva with 12 points, three rebounds, six assists and seven steals (Tournament Record), the Cards consistently seemed to be in control...
Louisville has yet another big Saturday night planned in New York. Notre Dame will never get to enjoy even one.
Russ Smith scored 20 points and Peyton Siva added 12 to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 69-57 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Friday night, the third straight year the Cardinals beat the Fighting Irish in the semifinals of the Big East tournament.
It is hard to argue that any team has been more successful in the Big East than the Louisville Cardinals in recent history. This 69-57 victory over Notre Dame, pushed the Cards to their 4th Big East Tournament Final in 5 years.
Peyton Siva played his most complete game in a long time as he was seemingly all over the floor. It was especially obvious on one play where he dove three...
Louisville will play in their third consecutive Big East tournament championship game on Saturday evening. Rick Pitino’s team never trailed against Notre Dame, cruising to a comfortable 69-57 win over Notre Dame.
Peyton Siva and Russ Smith both broke school records in Louisville’s win. Siva is now the school’s all time leader in steals, passing Darrell Griffith. He officially...
If you haven’t already heard, Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States stopped by the Louisville locker room last night following the Cardinals 74-55 win over Villanova in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Senior point guard Peyton SIva says he was extremely honored to meet Clinton and was surprised about how much he knew about basketball
Score: No. 4 Louisville 69 No. 24 Notre Dame 57
Stars: Louisville: Peyton Siva 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 7 Stl. Russ Smith 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast. Notre Dame: Jerian Grant 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast.
Story: It was the last time that Notre Dame and Louisville would be guaranteed to play each other while both were in the Big East, and the game embraced some true Big East qualities.