Earl Clark scored 17 points, and fifth-ranked Louisville turned up the pressure in the second half with two big runs to beat No. 10 Villanova 69-55 on Friday night and reach the Big East tournament championship game for the first time.
Reserve Preston Knowles scored 19 points to lead Louisville to a 99-54 victory over DePaul on Sunday, the Blue Demons' 13th straight loss to match their worst streak ever.
Jerry Smith scored a season-high 21 points and Louisville came up with another outstanding defensive effort in a 60-47 victory over St. John's on Sunday.
A.J. Price scored 20 points and Connecticut held off a late Louisville run to beat the Cardinals 69-67 on Monday.
Villanova 57, Louisville 53
Louisville 78, Providence 63