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Second-half surge lifts Louisville past Siena, 86-60

Gail Kamenish

Louisville's Wednesday night clash against Siena was supposed to be a get-right game. One of the weakest teams on Louisville's schedule, Siena was a 24-point underdog to the Cardinals.

Everything started off well as Louisville scored 12 of the first 14 points. And yet, late in the first half, Louisville was trailing Siena. The Cardinals (5-2) were sloppily and fairly casually bumping their way through a mediocre performance.

UofL regained the lead just over four minutes left before halftime and led 39-36 at the break. Senior guard Quentin Snider led the Cardinals with 12 points.

The primary issue for the Cardinals in the first half was turnovers. Louisville coughed the ball up 11 times and Siena scored 14 points off UofL's miscues.

The turnovers were solved in the second half as Louisville went nearly eight minutes without an error. Louisville built a 10-point lead at the 11 minute mark and continued to pull away as the second half continued.

The Cardinals led 62-47 at the 10:20 mark, using an 18-0 run to eventually lead the Saints by 19 with just over nine minutes left. Louisville took its first 20-point lead at 72-51 with 6:43 left.