(10) Louisville 58

(11-1, 1-1 away)

Miami (FL) 43

(7-6, 0-1 ACC)

    4:00 PM ET, December 31, 2005

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    MIA 24 1943

    Top Performers

    Louisville: T. Dean 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Miami (FL): A. King 9 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Louisville gets tough warmup before Big East start

    No. 10 Louisville (10-1) at Miami Fl (7-5) 4:00 pm EST

    CORAL GABLES, Florida (Ticker) -- Before Louisville begins its first season in the Big East Conference, the Cardinals will face a tough road test at Miami on Saturday in the Orange Bowl Classic.

    Louisville (10-1), which played in Conference USA last season, will begin its Big East run on January 5 against third-ranked and undefeated Villanova.

    However, the Cardinals, who are 10-0 at home and 0-1 on the road, must focus on the Hurricanes (7-5), whose one loss at home was a 77-67 setback to fifth-ranked Florida on December 22. Miami seemed to have that game in hand before Florida closed on an 18-3 run.

    Louisville has won four straight, including an 89-66 rout of Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday.

    Senior guard Taquan Dean scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and made three steals. Brandon Jenkins had 17 points and three steals and David Padgett had 16 and seven rebounds. Juan Palacios chipped in 13 and seven for the Cardinals, who forced 22 turnovers.

    Miami is coming off a 65-56 triumph over Stetson on Tuesday in which Guillermo Diaz finished with 18 points, including four 3-pointers. Robert Hite scored 17 and grabbed seven rebounds and Anthony King finished with 13 and 10.

    The Cardinals are 5-2 against the Hurricanes, but the two teams have not played since 1965.


    School Info

    Conference ACC ACC
    Nickname Cardinals Hurricanes
    Type Public Private

    2005-06 Season

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