They didn't have as much of an impact as Cashmere Wright. The junior guard put 22 on Louisville with 5 boards and 5 assists. Only 1 turnover. He had 20 last year against the Cards. Yancy Gates brought his work boots finishing with 9-10. Dion Dixon didn't have a great shooting night, but had 5 boards, 2 steals and 3 blocks. One of his 3 FGs was a big dunk over Chane Behanan that put UC up 46-45. Kenyon Martin Jr I tell you.
The Bearcats defense was great on the Louisville guards not named Peyton Siva. Siva was 7-13 for 14 points with 5 boards and 4 assists. Kyle Kuric was 0-11, 0-7 from 3 with only 4 free throws. Chris Smith was 0-4, 0-1, 2-2 at the line. The Louisville bigs of Gorgui Dieng and Chane Behanan and Siva went 15-26. The rest of the team was 6-29. Great defense by the Bearcats.
The one dark spot was that JaQuon Parker went down awkwardly in the first half and didn't play much if any in the second half. UC can't afford to lose him.
Games like this require the gif. You know it, I know it. Here it is. Under it is the box score via espn
|Kyle Kuric, G-F||0||0-11||0-7||4-4||2||3||3||1||1||0||4||4|
|Peyton Siva, G||0||7-12||0-0||0-0||0||5||4||1||0||5||3||14|
|Russ Smith, G||0||3-10||1-3||4-4||0||1||0||1||0||3||1||11|
|Chris Smith, G||0||0-5||0-1||2-2||3||4||1||1||0||2||2||2|
|Kevin Ware, G||0||1-1||0-0||1-3||0||1||0||1||0||1||0||3|
|Gorgui Dieng, C||0||5-8||0-0||1-2||4||12||0||4||1||4||4||11|
|Chane Behanan, F||0||3-5||0-1||5-8||4||7||0||0||1||0||1||11|
|Jared Swopshire, F||0||0-2||0-2||0-0||0||2||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|Ge'Lawn Guyn, G||0||1-1||1-1||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||3|
|Cheikh Mbodj, C||0||0-1||0-0||0-0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Cashmere Wright, G||0||8-19||6-13||0-1||2||5||5||2||0||1||2||22|
|Dion Dixon, G||0||3-12||2-5||3-6||4||6||0||2||3||4||2||11|
|Jeremiah Davis III, G||0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Yancy Gates, F||0||3-8||0-0||4-6||3||10||2||1||2||4||4||10|
|Jaquon Parker, G||0||0-4||0-1||0-0||3||4||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Justin Jackson, F||0||0-2||0-1||2-4||2||6||0||1||1||0||3||2|
|Sean Kilpatrick, G||0||4-11||2-7||2-2||1||3||4||0||1||0||1||12|