For the first time all season, Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals are above .500 in Big East conference play after their 60-51 win over Seton Hall on Saturday night. The win moves Louisville to 5-4 within the conference, and 17-5 overall.
Guard Chris Smith was one of two Cardinal starters to score in double figures, putting up 11 points on 3-6 shooting. Sophomore center Gorgui Dieng grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked 5 shots, and Louisville was able to hold off a late Seton Hall rally.
Jordan Theodore topped the Pirates with 18 points, but missed all five of his three point attempts. As a team, Seton Hall connected only less than 17% of their long distance tries, and shot just 27.6% overall.
The loss is the Pirates' fourth in a row, and they've fallen into a tie for 10th place in the Big East with Rutgers at 4-5. Up next for the Seton Hall is Marquette on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
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