Posted March 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Louisville and Notre Dame took part in one of college basketball's greatest games last month, but the Cardinals' defense made sure there would be far less drama when the teams met less than a week ago. Now, Louisville will try to end the Fighting Irish's stay in the Big East. The fourth-ranked Cardinals face No. 24 Notre Dame in the conference tournament semifinals Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Six players logged at least 50 minutes and 10 scored in double figures as then-No. 25 Notre Dame knocked off then-No. 11 Louisville 104-101 in five overtimes on Feb. 9, making for an instant classic. The following meeting lacked suspense, though, as the Cardinals (27-5) held the Irish to 39.3 percent shooting in a 73-57 home win Saturday. With Notre Dame bolting for the ACC next season, Friday's matchup will be the last with both being members of the Big East. Louisville, the second seed and defending tournament champion, will join the Irish in the ACC in 2014. It has won eight ...
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