Providence routs No. 14 Louisville 90-59

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 10, 2012
Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts each scored 27 points and Providence made Lousiville coach Rick Pitino's night miserable on a day the school honored his 1987 squad, beating the No. 14 Cardinals 90-59 on Tuesday night. Vincent Council added 15 points and LaDontae Henton 14 for the Friars (12-6, 1-4 Big East). Providence snapped a four-game losing streak. Chris Smith led the Cardinals with 16 points. Louisville (13-4, 1-3) has lost four of its last five, including a 67-65 setback in double-overtime at home against Notre Dame on Saturday. At halftime, Providence held a ceremony, honoring the 25th anniversary of its team that relied on the 3-point shot during a run to the Final Four. The school did it on a night when Pitino was in town, but there was no mention of him when most of the squad was introduced and brought out to center court.
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