7:00 PM ET, February 12, 2009
Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame regained a bit of its confidence, while Louisville (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 5 AP) appeared to lose some in one of the most thorough whippings coach Rick Pitino remembers a team of his experiencing.
• Louisville had won two straight and 10 of its last 11 vs. Notre Dame. The Cardinals had been 3-1 against the Irish since joining the Big East.
• Louisville's 11-game winning streak vs. unranked Big East opponents ended.
• Eight of Notre Dame's last 10 games were against ranked opponents. The Irish improved to 3-7 during that stretch.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-59 (.390)||35-65 (.538)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-18 (.278)||10-18 (.556)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-13 (.462)||10-18 (.556)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|