4:30 PM ET, January 4, 2009
No. 18 Louisville escapes meltdown on Sosa's 25-footer with 2.8 seconds left
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- In the midst of a season on the verge of spinning out of control, Louisville coach Rick Pitino told enigmatic point guard Edgar Sosa maybe it would be best if the talented but troubled junior got a fresh start somewhere else.Sosa told Pitino he just needed one more last chance in a career full of last chances. On Sunday, he backed it up with the biggest shot of his life.
• Edgar Sosa's 30-footer gave the Cardinals their 16th win in their last 17 home games.
• Jodie Meeks scored seven straight points for Kentucky to knot the game at 71 and set up Sosa's heroics.
• Terrance Williams scored a team-high 19 points for Louisville, including 15 in the second half, and grabbed eight rebounds along with five steals.
• Louisville won for just the second time in their last five meetings with Kentucky, but have won 11 of their last 14 games against SEC opponents.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-49 (.469)||22-47 (.468)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-16 (.375)||11-20 (.550)|
|FT Made-Attempted||19-22 (.864)||19-23 (.826)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|
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