Louisville vs. Cincinnati: Live Score, Reaction and Analysis

Jeff ChaseSenior Analyst IIMarch 10, 2012

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Cashmere Wright #1 of the Cincinnati Bearcats brings the ball up court during the first half against the Syracuse Orange during the semifinals of the Big East men's basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 9, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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The Louisville Cardinals are the 2011-12 Big East champions, as they took down the Cincinnati Bearcats 50-44 in what was not an easy game for either team.

Both teams had their share ugly plays, but in the end it wasn't about who was pretty, but who could score.

The Bearcats definitely showed that they have the potential to comeback in any situation with the Big Dance around the corner, but it is the Cardinals who made a convincing statement as they prepare to play for a national title.