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