ND men fall to Louisville 73-57

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Neither team needed overtime this time.

Gorgui Dieng had 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to help No. 8 Louisville earn a share of the Big East Conference title with a 73-57 victory over No. 24 Notre Dame on Saturday.

The Irish beat the Cardinals last month in five overtimes at Purcell Pavilion. It was the 5th time in six games the two teams had played to OT.

Peyton Siva added 13 points and five assists in his final home game for the Cardinals (26-5, 14-4 Big East), who finished tied for first place with Georgetown and Marquette. Louisville receives a bye into Thursday's quarterfinals at the Big East tournament, where coach Rick Pitino's team will defend its 2012 title.

Dieng and Siva were honored before the game as part of Louisville's senior day festivities. Dieng, a junior center from Senegal, is expected to enter the NBA draft after the season.

Garrick Sherman led Notre Dame (23-8, 11-7) with 14 points.

Notre Dame is the 6th seed for the Big East Tourney and will open Wednesday night in the 9pm game against either DePaul or Rutgers at Madison Square Garden.


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