'Cuse Can't Upset No. 18 Cards

Orange fall short, 61-50, after toppling Hoyas on Saturday
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 18, 2008 10:03 PM CST
Terrence Williams slams the ball during the second half of a basketball game, Monday Feb. 18, 2008 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. Louisville defeated Syracuse 61-50 and Williams led his team with...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Gunning for their second Big East upset in three days, Syracuse came up short against No. 18 Louisville, 61-50. The Orange had pared a 10-point deficit to two with 2:20 left, but the Cardinals closed the game on a 9-0 run to keep pace atop the Big East with No. 12 Georgetown.

The Hoyas fell to Syracuse on Saturday. The Orange seemed to show signs of fatigue, shooting uncharacteristically poorly (24% in the first half) and yielding a 53-35 rebounding edge, including 19 offensive boards. The Cardinals kept things competitive by sustaining early foul trouble; center David Padgett played only 17 minutes.