Second-Half Surge Leads Louisville Past Syracuse in Big East Tourney Final

Joe TanseyFeatured ColumnistMarch 16, 2013

Louisville 78, Syracuse 61

The Big East Tournament is known for players making a name for themselves.

Louisville freshman Montrezl Harrell did exactly that in his team's second-half comeback over Syracuse on Saturday night. 

Harrell scored a career-high 20 points in the victory. 

Down by 13 at halftime, the Cardinals surged back into the lead once Syracuse senior forward James Southerland picked up his fourth personal foul with 15:34 left in the game. 

Once Southerland, who was Syracuse's best player all week, found his way into foul trouble, the momentum of the game changed forever. 

The Cardinals ended the game on a 49-16 run and took home the 2013 Big East Conference Championship.

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