Louisville holds off Pitt

Rick Pitino and Louisville almost had a scare, when a cheerleader celebrated early, creating a chance for Pittsburgh, but the Cardinals held on.

In a matchup of two top 20 teams, #16 Louisville held off #6 Pittsburgh 62-59 in overtime Sunday afternoon. Kyle Kuric’s last second attempt at the end of regular time was blocked, and his second shot-a game winner-nearly wasn’t one. A cheerleader prematurely celebrated, throwing the ball in the air, and Louisville was called for a technical foul, for delay of game, and Pitt had one more chance with .5 seconds left with the score 62-57. Ashton Gibbs sank 2 free throws, but his 3-point attempt at the buzzer was too late, and Louisville survived. Peyton Silva scored 14 for the Cardinals, who improved to 22-7 this season. The loss was the Panthers’ 4th of the season. Despite the loss, Pittsburgh still has the Big East Conference lead, but Notre Dame is only one game behind them and Louisville sneaking up, only 2 games back.

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