Mar 9, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard Peyton Siva (3) goes up between Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Jack Cooley (45) and guard Eric Atkins (0) to score during the second half of the semifinals at the Big East Tournament held at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Louisville runs by Notre Dame, 64-50

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Peyton Silva and the Louisville Cardinals defeated Notre Dame in a not so thrilling semifinal game, 64-50. Louisville will play Cincinnati tonight at 9pm ET on ESPN.

Notre Dame has never made it to the finals of this particular tournament, and never looked in control of this game. Louisville was ready to play, and their press defense really shook Notre Dame up.

Guard Peyton Siva had 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists in what was a classic game for the junior guard. He has 11 steals so far in the tournament, and that has helped his team stay motivated in the defensive side.

“Coach P told us before we got in the Big East, just forget about the regular season, that we’re starting a new season now,” Siva said. “Everybody really bought into that. Everybody really bought into defense on this team, and everybody was really feeding off that.” -ESPN.com

For Notre Dame, they were ice cold last night. Jack Coley could not seem to buy a basket, along with the whole team. Notre Dame went 2-17 from the 3- point range, and 19-53 overall from the field. If they shoot like that in the Big Dance (which I don’t think they will), then they will be out in the early rounds.

Here’s the box score from the game.

Louisville Cardinals
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kyle Kuric, G-F 38 5-10 2-6 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 1 12
Gorgui Dieng, C 37 8-8 0-0 0-0 1 6 0 1 1 3 3 16
Chris Smith, G 27 4-10 1-5 0-0 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 9
Peyton Siva, G 33 6-10 1-2 0-0 1 8 9 1 1 2 3 13
Chane Behanan, F 14 3-4 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 0 0 2 3 6
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Jared Swopshire, F 37 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 2 0 2 0 1 2
Elisha Justice, G 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russ Smith, G 6 1-6 1-1 0-0 0 0 5 3 0 3 3 3
Zach Price, C 1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Wayne Blackshear, G-F 4 0-1 0-1 2-2 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
28-50 5-15 3-4 6 26 20 6 4 13 14 64
56.0% 33.3% 75.0%

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Scott Martin, G 34 4-14 0-2 1-5 0 3 0 2 0 3 2 9
Jack Cooley, F 32 5-9 0-0 1-4 9 11 2 0 1 1 3 11
Eric Atkins, G 37 3-7 1-2 5-6 1 5 4 1 0 3 2 12
Jerian Grant, G 39 2-9 1-7 3-4 0 2 3 4 0 5 2 8
Pat Connaughton, G-F 27 2-6 0-4 0-0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 4
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Joey Brooks, G 5 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tom Knight, F 11 3-5 0-0 0-0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 6
Alex Dragicevich, G 14 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Broghammer, F 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
19-53 2-17 10-19 16 27 10 9 1 12 9 50
35.8% 11.8% 52.6%

 

 

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