Louisville Shoots Lights Out in Blowout Victory Over St. John's
The Cardinals sprinted out to a 13-point halftime lead, and they only stretched it from there. The second half was an avalanche of dunks and three-point shots for the Cards, who have been a tough out in the Big East.
Preston Knowles continued his hot shooting and led all scorers with 25 points. Kyle Kuric added 20 points, and Peyton Siva had 10 points and 10 assists.
Paris Horne led St. John's (11-6, 4-3) with 13 points.
How it was won: Three-point shooting. I guess that can pretty much be said for any game Louisville wins, but it was on fire Wednesday night especially -- St. John's was not. Louisville was 50 percent from three -- 13-26 -- while the Red Storm were a much less effective 2 of 7.
How it was lost: Runs. With the score tied at 13 in the first half, Louisville went on a 21-2 run that basically put the game away. An experienced St. John's team failed to run its deliberate offense and was baited into an up and down game with the Cards. The Red Storm don't have the horses, and they got burned.
Where to from here: Louisville travels to Providence before getting West Virginia at home, which is an easy stretch by Big East standards. St. John's gets Cincinnati before facing Georgetown and Duke in back-to-back games.