Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Score: No. 8 Louisville 67, Cincinnati 51 Star(s): Louisville:  Russ Smith 18 Pts, 3 Reb. Rick Pitino 300 U of L career wins. Cincinnati: Cashmere Wright 15 Pts, 3 Reb. Story: The game started off with three 3-pointers – two from Cincinnati’s Cashmere Wright. It was projected to be an outside shooting match, and the first few minutes ensured that promise. At the first media timeout, all Louisville starters had scored except for Gorgui Dieng. The offensive finishing seemed far greater than the last time the two played, which was in the Big East Tournament. With ten minutes to go in the first half, it was already 20-15. A few baskets later, the shooting lagged and the score stayed tied at 22-22 until Gorgui Dieng layed up a second chance basket. The half ended with a three from Siva, and the Cardinals led 35-31. The second half started on the flip side – lots of Cardinal defense and very little scoring. Forcing turnovers was no problem, but finishing the steals certainly was. For a good portion of the half, U of L had more forced turnovers than it did field goals. Then came a beautiful, just absolutely gorgeous lob from Hancock and dunk from Chane Behanan.  Siva then, as Siva often does, got his fourth foul, with a little more than 11 minutes to go. Pitino sent in Kevin Ware, and soon enough, it was a steal and breakaway dunk by Ware that caused Mick Cronin to call his final timeout of the night – with around 9:30 left in the game. And with nine to go, Cincinnati had more troubles than defending the backcourt… It was the Louisville backcourt harassing their ball possession. UC had 20 turnovers at that point. With nine minutes to go. Twenty turnovers.  Louisville took it and ran with it. With just four minutes left, Siva returned to the game and the deficit had escalated for UC. The Bearcats had a season high number of turnovers, and Coach Pitino got his 300th win for the University of Louisville.  Had an awesome night watching Louisville pound Cincinnati. twitter.com/keysty/status/… — tyler keys (@keysty) March 5, 2013
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Andre Johnson requests to be traded or released

James Harden suspended for groin kick to LeBron James

Mark Cuban will play the President in 'Sharknado 3'

Five most exciting one-bid conference tournaments

Report: Redskins interested in Ndamukong Suh


Report: Darrelle Revis likely to hit free agent market

Le'Veon Bell could face up to a four-game suspension

Report: Giants place franchise tag on Jason Pierre-Paul

Vikings GM: Team has spoken with Adrian Peterson

Yu Darvish on notion he quit on Rangers: ‘That’s BS‘

Tiger Woods' agent refutes drug suspension claim

Nik Stauskas wears Michigan State gear after lost bet

Bret Bielema takes away player's car after DUI

NHL player traded after daughter's heartbreaking letter

Curt Schilling unloads on Twitter trolls again

Pirates Corey Hart cut his foot getting into a whirlpool

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter, jabs Clemson

Michael Jordan makes his first Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young rips ESPN anchor over Iggy Azalea insult

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

Could Holly Holm be a worthy challenger for Ronda Rousey?

Gronk spikes Lombardi Trophy cake on his bro's head

In defense of Geno Smith

College Basketball News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mark Cuban will be Prez in 'Sharknado 3'

Report: Redskins interested in Suh

Report: Revis likely to hit free agency

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter

MJ makes Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

MLS 2015 season preview

Report: Broncos to franchise Demaryius

James Harden kicks LeBron in groin

Lynch: 'I was expecting the ball'

Report: Rangers get Yandle from Coyotes

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

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

Company Info
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.