Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New No. 1 Louisville Rolls

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

New No. 1 Louisville Rolls

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut has a pretty good backcourt in Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright. In the second half against No. 1 Louisville, the Huskies' guards were overmatched.

Russ Smith and Peyton Siva, Louisville's backcourt, dominated play in the second half in the Cardinals' 73-58 Big East Conference victory Monday night at XL Center.

"Both of their guards are so electric and fast," Napier said of his counterparts.

Smith had 23 points and Siva managed 11 in a foul-plagued 22 minutes for the Cardinals, who played just hours after they moved to the top of Top 25.

The Cardinals (16-1, 4-0) won their 11th consecutive game and like the others they relied on their star backcourt and pressure defense.

Siva, the conference preseason Player of the Year, picked up his second foul just 3:47 into the game, leaving Smith, the leading scorer at 18.7 points per game, to assume more of a role in running the offense. It didn't hurt his scoring much, though, as he had 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting as Connecticut took a 34-28 halftime lead. …

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