St. John's vs Louisville Wrap - Louisville Wins 72-58

St. John's vs Louisville Wrap - Louisville Wins 72-58

Louisville grabbed a 72-58 win over St. John's on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Russ Smith at KFC Yum! Center.

Bettors who backed Louisville were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 17.5.

Louisville got 12 points from Peyton Siva and another 10 points from Chane Behanan. Peyton Siva contributed 6 assists, while Gorgui Dieng cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.

St. John's got 21 points from Phil Greene IV in a losing cause and another 18 points from D'Angelo Harrison. Phil Greene IV contributed 3 assists for them, while Chris Obekpa had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Louisville were victorious, as the score was 32-23 at the break.

Louisville won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-37.