Louisville Upends No. 6 Georgetown, 59-51

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville found a way to rattle Georgetown, shaking up the Big East in the process.

David Padgett scored 18 points, Jerry Smith added 16 and the Cardinals roared past the sixth-ranked Hoyas, 59-51 on Saturday night.

Louisville (18-6, 8-3 Big East) held Georgetown (19-3, 9-2) to 20 points in the second half, snapping the Hoyas' six-game winning streak by playing the kind of clampdown defense that has become Georgetown's trademark.

The Cardinals held the Hoyas to just 35 percent shooting in the second half, keeping the Hoyas without a field goal for a decisive eight-minute stretch in which the Cardinals took command.

Austin Freeman and Roy Hibbert led the Hoyas with 14 points apiece, but Georgetown fell apart during an uncharacteristically sloppy second half.

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