7:00 PM ET, March 2, 2011
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville guard Preston Knowles flipped the ball over his head out of desperation. When it fell through the net as the halftime buzzer sounded to give the 11th-ranked Cardinals all the momentum they would need to crush Providence on Wednesday night, the senior guard just laughed."I've never even really tried anything like that," Knowles said. "If you ever even tried anything like that during practice, Coach [Rick] Pitino would probably throw you off the team."
• Kyle Kuric has 25 points and nine rebounds and Preston Knowles recorded his first career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
• The Cardinals extended their current win streak to four games and moved a half-game ahead of St. John's for third place in the Big East.
• Providence's Marshon Brooks, the second-leading scorer in Division I at 25.1 points a game, was held to 12 points on 3-of-12 shooting.
• The Friars lost their seventh in a row.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-73 (.329)||37-79 (.468)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-17 (.235)||7-26 (.269)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-10 (.800)||6-10 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||11 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|