Peyton Siva is not Kemba Walker. Never has been. Never will be. But Louisville is mirroring Connecticut, circa 2011, with its NCAA tournament run. The similarities aren't lost on UConn coach Jim Calhoun or this season's Big East tournament run...
Jawanza Poland scored 16 points and South Florida ruined No. 19 Louisville's senior night with a 58-51 victory Wednesday night that gives the Bulls the signature win they have desperately sought for their NCAA tournament resume.
Russ Smith hit back-to-back baskets in overtime Saturday and Louisville (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat DePaul 90-82, the Cardinals' seventh win in eight games.
Gorgui Dieng returned from a sprained right ankle to score 15 points and freshman Chane Behanan added 12 rebounds as Louisville (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) beat Connecticut 80-59 on Monday night, the Cardinals' fifth straight win.
Chane Behanan hit his first 10 shots on the way to a career-high 23 points to go with 11 rebounds and Louisville (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) beat Rutgers 78-66 on Saturday for its fourth straight Big East victory.