Found January 15, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
Behind a dominant performance from Russ Smith, Louisville topped Uconn 73-58.  This was the first regular season game in program history that Louisville has played ranked as the #1 team in the AP Poll. Russ Smith was brilliant and kept the Cardinals in the game early.  His 23 points all seemed to be at his own will.  His reckless abandon to the basket payed off and he shined on the national stage.  To the point where people in postgame were calling for him to be National Player of the Year. Peyton Siva got into foul trouble early and had to sit out almost the entire first half causing Louisville’s offense to seemingly lag.  If there was one thing to learn from this game it was the importance of Siva in the lineup.  When Siva came into the game in the second half, it was basically a brand new team on the floor.  Especially on defense proven as in the first half Uconn scored 34 points compared to their 24 in the second half.  Usually those two numbers are flipped.  Offensively Siva fi...
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