Louisville falls short at Georgetown

No. 13 Louisville rallied back from an 11-point second half deficit to take the lead against No. 14 Georgetown, but couldn't hang on in the final minutes as the Hoyas knocked off the Cards, 62-59, on ESPN's Big Monday.

Louisville's magic run of comeback victories ran out Monday night against Georgetown.

After coming back from 12 down last week to beat West Virginia, and overcoming a 9-point second half hole to defeat UConn 79-78 in double overtime Saturday, the No. 13 Cardinals couldn't get over the hump against No. 14 Georgetown.

Though Louisville rallied from an 11-point second half hole to take a 55-53 lead with less than four minutes to play, the Cardinals couldn't hang on as Georgetown pulled out a, 62-59, win.

Chris Wright led Georgetown with 22 points, including a layup with 2:56 that tied the game up at 55.

After Chris Smith missed an open three with 2:30, Georgetown forward Hollis Thompson hit a three with 2:03 remaining that gave the Hoyas the lead for good at 58-55.

Peyton Siva's two free throws at :49 cut the lead to 58-57, but Jason Clark and Chris Wright made four free throws in the last :25 seconds to hang on to victory.

The game wasn't pretty. The Cardinals and Hoyas combined for 32 turnovers, 16 by each squad. Siva, the Big East Player of the Week after leading Louisville to comeback wins over West Virginia and UConn, committed eight turnovers for the Cards.

Terrence Jennings with 18 points and seven rebounds. Preston Knowles chipped in 11 points, but made only 3 of 14 shots.


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