Cards trump Panthers ASSOCIATED PRESS
Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng combined for 34 points and sealed the game with four free throws in the final 12 seconds as No. 12 Louisville ended a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 victory over visiting Pittsburgh on Monday night.
Smith finished with 20 points while Dieng had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Cardinals (17-4, 5-3 Big East).
Former McCaskey star Lamar Patterson scored 10 points for Pittsburgh (17-5, 5-4), which had its four-game winning streak stopped.
Kansas 61, West Virginia 56: Travis Releford and Jeff Withey both scored 15 points and No. 2 Kansas (19-1, 7-0) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games. Aaric Murray led West Virginia (9-11, 2-5) with 17 points.
Delaware 66, Drexel 64: Kyle Anderson scored 15 points as Delaware (9-11, 4-3) snapped a three-game losing streak. Damion Lee hit a career-best 30 points on 10-of-21 shooting for the Dragons (8-12, 4-4).
Marquette 63, South Florida 50: Vander Blue scored a career-high 30 points as No. 25 Marquette (15-4, 6-1) moved into a first-place tie with Syracuse in the Big East.
Coleman sidelined: Syracuse freshman forward Dajuan Coleman will have a surgical procedure on his left knee today, the university announced in a release.
The 6-foot-9, 288-pound Coleman is expected to miss four weeks. He was averaging 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds.