After losing three straight and dropping to No. 12 in the AP Top 25 Poll, the University of Louisville menâ€™s basketball team seized a much-needed victory over Pittsburgh on Jan. 28 at the KFC Yum! Center.
Playing without Wayne Blackshear (injured) and guard Kevin Ware (suspended indefinitely), Russ Smith and center Gorgui Dieng stepped up to combine for 34 points, leading the Cards to a 64-61 win. Dieng finished with his fifth double-double of the season, scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and four assists. Smith added 20 points and five rebounds. Senior guard Peyton Siva made only two points but dished out 10 assists.
Louisvilleâ€™s will remain at home for their next game, set to tip off at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 against Marquette.
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