Found December 01, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Without its shot-blocking center, Louisville got big efforts from its backcourt and a seldom-used backup to escape a Saturday scare from Illinois State. Guards Russ Smith and Peyton Siva traded turns taking over in the second half of the No. 5 Cardinals' 69-66 comeback win. Stephan Van Treese sparked Louisville in the middle, playing 34 minutes off the bench in place of Gorgui Dieng, who is out with a broken left wrist. Smith had 14 of his 24 points in the second half while Siva 15 of his 20 after the break to help the Cardinals overcame an eight-point halftime deficit. ''We were eventually going to make a run,'' Smith said. ''We just picked up our energy and effort. They are a great team.'' Down three with a chance to tie, Illinois State's Tyler Brown airballed a 3-pointer with eight seconds left that was saved by Bryant Allen to Jackie Carmichael. Carmichael found Brown for another chance to force OT, drawing considerable contact from L...
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