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NCAA Game Summary - Louisville at Connecticut



(Saturday, January 18th)

Final Score: (18) Louisville 76, Connecticut 64

Storrs, CT (SportsNetwork.com) - Montrezl Harrell had 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in the 18th-ranked Louisville Cardinals' 76-64 victory over the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday.

Russ Smith added 23 points for the Cardinals (16-3, 5-1 AAC), who have won three in a row. Luke Hancock tallied 13 points.

Shabazz Napier ended with 30 points for the Huskies (14-4, 2-3), who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Ryan Boatright donated 10 points.

UConn coach Kevin Ollie was ejected with 13:02 remaining in the second half after arguing a non-call.

With the Huskies trailing by nine, Ollie lost his cool after Niels Giffey was hit on a pump-fake by Louisville's Wayne Blackshear. Ollie started yelling at the officials and was immediately given a double technical. He was escorted off of the court by a police officer.

"In that situation, I lost my composure," Ollie said. "And I told my guys that. In the heat of the moment, you can't lose your composure. And I did that. We're going to move on from it, and we're going to get back to playing good basketball. I just thought it was a foul. We were down by nine, and Niels is a pretty good shooter. It happens."

Louisville led by as many as eight in the first half and took a 34-28 edge into the locker room.

UConn scored the first six points of the second half to tie the game, but Louisville responded with an 11-0 run. Hancock tallied six points during the surge that Smith capped with a three-point play, making it 45-34 in favor of the Cardinals.

The Huskies trailed 47-38 when Ollie was ejected. The Cardinals scored the next seven points to build a 54-38 margin.

Connecticut managed to get within 69-62 with 1:40 to play, but Louisville went 5-of-6 from the foul line down the stretch.

"Our last three games, we're really starting to play good basketball. Our defense has picked up, our rebounding has picked up," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said.

Game Notes

Louisville holds a 9-6 edge in the all-time series with UConn ... Connecticut shot 35.2 percent from the field and went 8-of-23 from beyond the arc, while Louisville shot 45.6 percent from the floor and went 3-of-13 from three-point range ... The Cardinals outrebounded the Huskies by a 45-30 margin.

01/19 01:30:37 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
Final
PHI 103
MIN 94
Final
BOS 87
HOU 93
Final
ATL 105
POR 99
Final
CLE 101
SAC 90
Final
BRK 122
TOR 127
Final
MIA 72
DAL 93
Final
NOP 108
LAC 103
Final
UTA 110
GSW 100
 
2nd
PHO 42
CHI 30
 
Final
PRIN 72
HARV 75
 
Final
CORN 57
BRO 49
 
Final
PENN 58
DART 51
 
Final
NIAG 61
MAR 65
 
Final
CAN 63
QUIN 57
 
Final
MAN 87
SIENA 79
 
Final
WILL 63
IUPUI 59
 
Final
FAIR 59
MON 60
 
Final
ARST 67
OREG 68
Final
CLMB 59
YALE 63
 
2nd
BUF 61
KSU 32
 
2nd
ARZ 30
ORST 17
 
Final
NJD 1
PIT 2
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
3rd
COL 2
NAS 0
 
2nd
ANA 0
CHI 2