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It wasn't exactly a thing of beauty, but the final score wound up looking a lot like most of us thought it would before the game.
After a Fuquan Edwin 3-pointer had tied the game at 42 with 12 minutes to play, Louisville finished the game on a 31-16 run to secure a nice-looking 73-58 win over Seton Hall.
Though U of L's games against the Pirates have generally been defined by fas pace and lots of outside shooting, it was Gorgui Dieng who was the Cardinal star of stars on this night. The junior center notched his second straight double-double with a 16-point, 14-rebound performance.
The Cards shot just 41 percent from the field, their second worst outing of the season. They counteracted that fact by holding a good outside shooting SHU team to 4-of-16 from beyond the arc.
Luke Hancock scored just seven points, but hit two huge 3-pointers during the key stretch in the second half that put the game away. Montrezl Harrell also did a nice job filling in for the injured Chane Behanan, hitting 7-of-9 field goal attempts to finish with 14 points. Harrell did, however, pull down only three rebounds.
For whatever reason, Louisville never plays particularly well at the Prudential Center. That being the case, I'll gladly take this one and start looking forward to Saturday.
Here's your Cardinal box score from the evening: