Louisville 68, DePaul 59
Samardo Samuels scored 14 points and Edgar Sosa 13 to lead
Louisville to a 68-59 victory over DePaul on Saturday.
The victory was the third straight for the Cardinals (18-9, 9-5
Big East), who opened the week with a 66-60 upset of No. 5
Syracuse. The loss was the eighth straight for DePaul (8-18,
Mac Koshwal paced the Blue Demons with a game-high 26 points,
tying a career high. He added 10 rebounds.
A large contingent of Louisville fans – about half the house –
watched the Cardinals use an 11-2 run late in the second half to
turn a 49-48 deficit into a 59-50 lead with 3:05 to play.
The Cardinals led 32-27 after a first half that included four
lead changes, the last with 6:35 left when Kyle Kuric hit a
3-pointer for a 22-21 Louisville edge. Kuric had seven first-half
points and Samuels 12.