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Men's Basketball Tripped By Louisville



Box Score

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Terrence Williams scored 15 points and Louisville kept its hopes of making the Big East tournament alive with a 65-53 win over DePaul on Wednesday night at Freedom Hall.

 

Juan Palacios scored 14 points and Taquan Dean added 11 points for the Cardinals (17-9 overall, 5-8 Big East), who moved into a tie with Providence for 10th place in the jumbled bottom half of the 16-team league. The top 12 teams make the conference tournament at Madison Square Garden next month.

 

Wilson Chandler led DePaul (10-14, 3-10) with 21 points and nine rebounds, but the Blue Demons shot just 39 percent from the floor and allowed Louisville to outrebound them 38-31, just the second time in conference play the Cardinals have outrebounded an opponent.

 

Louisville took control with a 10-0 run midway through the second half after the Blue Demons had tied the game at 41 on a dunk by Chandler.

 

Chad Millard hit a layup, reserve center Terrance Farley put back a miss by Dean and Brandon Jenkins knocked down a 3-pointer as the Cardinals played with the kind of urgency coach Rick Pitino was looking for with his team's season on the line.

 

DePaul only trailed 28-25 at the half thanks in large part to Draelon Burns, who scored DePaul's final seven points of the half to keep the Blue Demons close.