Scores

Final

Ohio 71

(4-2, 1-2 away)

Louisville 74

(3-2, 3-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 8, 2006

    1 2 T
    OHIO 27 4471
    LOU 27 4774

    Top Performers

    Ohio: S. Troutman 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 4 Stl

    Louisville: E. Sosa 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast

    Louisville 74, Ohio 71

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Freshman guard Edgar Sosa scored a career-high 22 points, including 10 straight late in the second half, to lead Louisville to a 74-71 win over Ohio in the opening game of the NABC Classic on Friday.

    Terrence Williams added 12 points, eight assists and six rebounds as the Cardinals (3-2) withstood a late push by the Bobcats (4-2) to remain undefeated at Freedom Hall this season.

    Sonny Troutman led the Bobcats with 22 points and Jerome Tillman had 18 points and 13 rebounds, but the Bobcats couldn't pull off the upset after erasing a 16-point deficit.

    Louisville appeared ready to pull away after it went on a 16-3 run early in the second half to put the Cardinals up 51-35. But the Bobcats rallied to get within 56-55 with 5:42 to play.

    Sosa took over from there, hitting a pair of 3-pointers, a couple of free throws and a pretty runner in the lane to help the Cardinals ease to the finish.

    Louisville built an early 10-point lead, but allowed Ohio back into the game with sloppy ballhandling. The Cardinals had more turnovers (13) than field goals (10) at the half, but the Bobcats couldn't take advantage, shooting just 28 percent from the field as the teams went to the break tied at 27.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    LOU
    Points 71 74
    FG Made-Attempted 23-61 (.377) 26-54 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 11-28 (.393)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 11-17 (.647)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 16

    2006-07 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    » Dec 8, 2006 @LOU 74, OHIO 71Recap