Louisville 73, South Florida 52
Edgar Sosa scored 16 points and dished out five assists to lead
Louisville to a 73-52 win over South Florida on Wednesday night in
the Big East opener for both teams.
Samardo Samuels and Jared Swopshire added 12 points apiece as
the Cardinals (10-3) won their fifth straight to set up a showdown
with No. 3 Kentucky on Saturday.
Louisville took control with a 15-0 run early in the second half
and used its defense to beat the Bulls (10-3) for the 10th straight
South Florida shot just 38 percent, turned it over 21 times and
made just 13 of 27 free throws.
Toarlyn Fitzpatrick led South Florida with 12 points and 10
rebounds, but the Bulls ran out of firepower when star guard
Dominique Jones fouled out with 12:52 remaining.