Big East Tournament - Recap - Louisville Defeats Notre Dame 69-57

Big East Tournament - Recap - Louisville Defeats Notre Dame 69-57

Louisville got 20 points from Russ Smith en route to a 69-57 victory over Notre Dame on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

Louisville was an 8.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Louisville got 12 points from Peyton Siva and another 11 points from Luke Hancock. Peyton Siva contributed 6 assists, while Gorgui Dieng cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

Notre Dame got 14 points from Jack Cooley in a losing cause and another 14 points from Jerian Grant. Jerian Grant contributed 5 assists for them, while Pat Connaughton had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Louisville were victorious, as the score was 32-25 at the break.

Notre Dame won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-33.