It certainly wasn't the most aesthetically pleasing contest, but Louisville answered the bell when they needed to and topped St. John's to move to 3-0 in the Big East.
Jared Swopshire continued his rapid evolution by posting a career-high 15 points, Big East Jerry Smith continued to play like Big East Jerry Smith and scored a team-high 16 points, and Preston Knowles was Preston Knowles.
The Cards have essentially held serve to opn conference play, emerging victorious in a trio of games most people expected them to win. It's a good thing, since U of L's next six games include trips to Pitt, Seton Hall and West Virginia and home dates against Cincinnati, Connecticut and Villanova.
It's about to get fun.