Louisville Takes Down Syracuse, 58-53

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistMarch 2, 2013

Louisville 58, Syracuse 53

The No. 10 Louisville Cardinals (24-5, 12-4) avenged their January 19 loss to No. 12 Syracuse (22-7,10-6) by going into the Carrier Dome and taking down the Orange.

Luke Hancock came up with a big steal on defense and drained a three-pointer on the offensive end with 53 seconds left to put the Cardinals ahead for good. 

Hancock scored 12 points off of the bench, all of which came at important times in the game, for the victorious Cardinals.

In the losing effort, C.J. Fair scored 19 points for the Orange, who will now battle with Notre Dame and Pittsburgh for a spot in top four of the Big East, the top four earn two byes at the Big East Tournament. 

Louisville will host Cincinnati on Monday while Syracuse will play next on Wednesday at home against DePaul.