Despite a career-high 28 points from Kyle Kuric ( season-high 6 rebounds ) and 14 points 7 rebounds from Terrence Jennings ( fouling out in overtime) the Cards became the 15th team to leave Notre Dame with a loss this year. Notre Dame outscored UL 15-5 to win 89-79. The home team has won 8 straight games in the series, including 9 of the last 10 and the fifth overtime game in the last nine meetings between the two teams. Louisville beat the Irish at home last year in double-overtime. The Cards played again without big men Gorgui Deng and Rakeem Buckles to go with a less than 100% Steven Van Treese resulted in a 38-29 rebounding advantage for the Irish, a common theme this year for the Cards.
Ben Hansbrough scored 25 points and Carleton Scott had nine of his 16 points in overtime.
“We just came out and took it,” Scott said. “We had to let it all hang out and go for it.”
Louisville falls into fifth place in the Big East with Syracuse coming to town on Saturday while Notre Dame is now in sole possession of second place.