Ryan Greene

Louisville's Peyton Siva unleashes 360 dunk — Part Deux

Ryan Greene
The Dagger

The first time Louisville's Peyton Siva threw down a tricky 360 dunk in a game this season, it came with the Cardinals up by 28 points in the closing minutes against overmatched Gardner-Webb.

The timing of his second such throw-down was a bit more risky, with the 16th-ranked Cards up 22-13 late in Friday night's first half on No. 13 UConn.

But the execution was as clean as it gets.

The night as complete as could be for Siva, who for the second time this season out-performed Huskies star junior Kemba Walker and came away with a 71-58 win, to boot. While Walker was just 3-of-10 from the floor and locked down for much of the night by Siva & Co., the Cards' sophomore dynamo had 15 points, four assists and six steals.

For whatever reason, Siva seems to save his best games for UConn. In this season's first meeting — a 79-78 double-overtime win — he provided multiple clutch buckets, scored 19 points and dished out seven assists.

Though this one wasn't nearly as close, a guy standing only 5-foot-11 executing a gorgeous 360 rubs a ltitle bit of extra salt into UConn's sixth Big East loss.

Ryan Greene also covers UNLV and the Mountain West Conference for the Las Vegas Sun. Read his Rebels coverage and follow him on Twitter.

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