Posted February 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Gorgui Dieng returned from a sprained right ankle to score 15 points, and freshman Chane Behanan added 12 rebounds as No. 24 Louisville beat Connecticut 80-59 on Monday night, the Cardinals' fifth straight win. Louisville (19-5, 7-4) is quickly ascending the Big East standings after a rough start. While most of the 31 credential NBA personnel were scouting the Huskies, it was the Cardinals who outworked them all evening. Dieng was questionable after Saturday's injury in a win over Rutgers, but he clogged up the lane and kept Connecticut freshman Andre Drummond in check. Freshman Ryan Boatright led the Huskies (15-8, 5-6) with 18 points. Drummond went scoreless, missing six shots, and Jeremy Lamb finished with seven points, short of his average of 17.6. Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun missed his second game on an indefinite medical leave of absence.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Dieng, Louisville top UConn for 5th straight win

Gorgui Dieng returned from a sprained right ankle to score 15 points and freshman Chane Behanan added 12 rebounds as Louisville (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) beat Connecticut 80-59 on Monday night, the Cardinals' fifth straight win.

Dieng, No. 24 Louisville top Connecticut 80-59

Gorgui Dieng returned from a sprained right ankle to score 15 points and freshman Chane Behanan added 12 rebounds as No. 24 Louisville beat Connecticut 80-59 on Monday night, the Cardinals' fifth straight win.

M. Basketball. No. 24 Louisville Cruises Past UConn, 80-59

Gorgui Dieng returned from a sprained right ankle to score 15 points and freshman Chane Behanan added 12 rebounds as No. 24 Louisville beat Connecticut 80-59 on Monday night, the Cardinals' fifth straight win.

Dieng confident he'll play against UConn

The biggest question for Louisville Monday night against UConn is whether or not Gorgui Dieng, who sprained his ankle in Saturday's win over Rutgers, will play. Though Dieng said after the game he'll play against the Huskies, Rick Pitino says it's doubtful.

Men's Basketball's Chane Behanan Garners BIG EAST Honor

University of Louisville men's basketball player Chane Behanan was named the BIG EAST co-Rookie of the Week after his performance in the team's win over Rutgers, league officials announced on Monday.

Louisville drubs former mirror image

UConn was Louisville three weeks ago, a team losing four out of its last five games, loaded with talent but missing essential elements, lacking confidence and chemistry, getting hammered, down and out.An eternity in college basketball, three weeks, much can happen.Like U of L dusting itself off, claiming five straight wins, toying with the defending national champion, 80-59.  Nice...

Louisville tabs Watson as offensive coordinator

Louisville coach Charlie Strong says he's elevated Shawn Watson to offensive coordinator and hired Sherrone Moore to coach tight ends. Strong also announced Monday that offensive line coach Dave Borberly will be the running game coordinator. Watson served as quarterbacks coach last season and took over play-calling duties four games into the season. He's replacing Mike...

An Early Look At The 2012 Football Season

We’ve still got two and a half months to go until our first glimpse of University of Louisville football at the annual Spring Game.  Many things can change throughout the spring, but here is a positional outlook for you to chew on in the mean time.   Quarterback:  With a seasoned Teddy Bridgewater at the helm, the possibilities are endless.  Towards the end of the 2011 season...

Video: Highlights From The UConn Men's 80-59 Loss to Louisville

Here are the highlights (or lowlights if you're a UConn fan) of the Louisville Cardinals 80-59 win over the UConn Huskies men's basketball team on Monday night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. {flvremote}http://cdn.ianbethune.com/uconnlouisvillembb2012.flv{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Video: Highlights From The UConn Women's 56-46 Win Over Louisville

Here are the highlights from the UConn Huskies women's basketball team's 56-46 win over the Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY on Tuesday night. {flvremote}http://cdn.ianbethune.com/uconnlouisvillewbb2012.flv{/flvremote} Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

Dieng, No. 24 Louisville top Connecticut 80-59

Gorgui Dieng returned from a sprained right ankle to score 15 points and freshman Chane Behanan added 12 rebounds as No. 24 Louisville beat Connecticut 80-59 on Monday night, the Cardinals' fifth straight win.

Men's Basketball's Peyton Siva Advances to Finals for GEICO Play of the Year

University of Louisville men's basketball junior guard Peyton Siva advanced to the finals of the 2012 GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced Monday.

Pitino watches Martin

Louisville's Rick Pitino compared four-star 2013 forward Jarrell Martin to a former NBA all-star after watching him play last week. What impressed the Cardinals coach the most about Martin's play?

StraitCards Previews: Louisville Cardinals (18-5, 6-4) vs. Connecticut Huskies (15-7, 5-5)

Digg this! Share this on Reddit Share this on Facebook Tweet This! Buzz up! Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon Share this on Mixx Share this on Linkedin

Louisville picks Watson to run offense (AP)

Louisville coach Charlie Strong says he's elevated Shawn Watson to offensive coordinator and hired Sherrone Moore to coach tight ends. Strong also announced Monday that offensive line coach Dave Borberly will be the running game coordinator. Watson served as quarterbacks coach last season and took over play-calling duties four games into the season.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.