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,

1-13).

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.