The hint arrived early that Louisville might be no kind of matchup for Syracuse when the Cardinals jumped out to a quick 11-2 lead. The Orange, though, appeared to steady and seemed intent on delivering an interesting Sunday afternoon and a maybe another resume-changing win after beating Duke earlier in the week as the roared back to take a lead. Everyone should have taken the early hint. Louisville used a 21-4 first-half run to gain separation and never looked back as the Cardinals dominated Syracuse, 88-68, on Saturday afternoon at the KFC Yum! Center. The win was the fourth in five games for Louisville, which shot 56.9 percent from the floor and held the Orange to 35.7 percent shooting. The
The Syracuse Orange (17-12, 9-7) will look to avenge its loss earlier this season to the Louisville Cardinals (22-6, 10-5) at the Carrier Dome, 76-72. Syracuse is coming off of an emotional win over No. 10 Duke on Wednesday, 78-75, while the Cardinals lost on Wednesday evening to No. 8 North Carolina, 74-63. Louisville has won three of its last four games, and 10 of its last 13. The Cardinals are 14-1 at home this season. Kevin Wall Louisville 63, Syracuse 61 As we saw in the Dome, the Orange match up relatively well with the Cardinals. The biggest problem is rebounding and I think it's enough of an issue to give Mr. Richard Pitino Sr's team (is that classy enough for you?) the close victory.
Louisville used a huge first-half run to pull away from Syracuse, and a Donovan Mitchell slam to put the icing on the cake. Luke Kennard was the only Blue Devil to crack double figures scoring against the ‘Canes while freshmen Marques Bolden and Harry Giles, who both have had their injury issues, were relatively ineffective in player fewer than 20 minutes apiece.