No. 21 Louisville grinds down No. 20 Pitt for 59-41 win

Louisville's Damion Lee (0) shoots between the defense of Pittsburgh's Cameron Johnson (23) and Sheldon Jeter (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 59-41. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Chinanu Onuaku had 18 points and 10 rebounds as No. 21 Louisville ground down No. 20 Pittsburgh for a 59-41 victory Thursday night.

The sophomore center had his fourth consecutive double-double to go with three blocks. Damion Lee scored 18 points for the Cardinals (14-3, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Pitt (14-2, 3-1) saw its 10-game winning streak snapped in by far its worst outing of the season. Michael Young led the Panthers with 18 points and eight rebounds.

The game resembled a Big East brawl of a bygone era.

Louisville led 20-17 at halftime, the lowest halftime total for both teams this season. Both teams were 1-of-11 (9 percent) from 3-point range. Louisville had a 34-20 advantage on points in the paint.

Pitt entered the game leading the nation in free throw percentage but shot just 12 of 20 (60 percent) from the line.