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(14) Louisville 64

(9-2, 1-0 Big East)

Cincinnati 59

(6-3, 0-1 Big East)

    7:00 PM ET, December 14, 2011

    Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

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    #14LOU 26 3864
    CIN 22 3759

    Top Performers

    Louisville: S. Schimmel 16 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Cincinnati: B. Reaves 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Shoni Schimmel, Louisville edge Cincinnati in Big East opener

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Shoni Schimmel scored 16 points to lead Louisville (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) past Cincinnati 64-59 Wednesday night in the Big East opener for both teams.

    After trailing for much of the second half, Louisville (9-2, 1-0) tied the score at 55 with 2:37 left in the game and went ahead on Schimmel's 3-pointer.

    With less than a minute left, Bjonee Reaves' jumper pulled Cincinnati (6-3, 0-1) within one, but Cardinals forward Shawnta' Dyer responded quickly to give Louisville a three-point lead with 39 seconds remaining.

    Becky Burke, who had 14 points for the Cardinals, made four free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the win.

    Louisville beat Cincinnati for the third straight time and the ninth time in the last 11 meetings.

    Reaves finished with 18 points for the Bearcats, who have lost three straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LOU
    CIN
    Points 64 59
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 21-49 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 7

    Game Leaders

     
    LOU
    CIN
    PointsS. Schimmel 16B. Reaves 18
    ReboundsB. Burke 7T. Turner 11
    AssistsS. Schimmel 3D. Hollins 5
    StealsB. Smith 3D. Hollins 4
    BlocksC. Warren 1T. Turner 2

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