Bubble Watch: South Florida Bowls Over UConn, Notre Dame Inches Past, Louisville Takes Down No. 1
Yesterday was all about the Big East. In the final game in Freedom Hall, Louisville hoped they could steal their second win against Syracuse. Louisville was with out Jerry Smith for most of the game but bench player Kyle Kuric stepped up scoring 22 points and one steal. Syracuse's guard Scoop Jardine had 20, also off the bench, but it wasn't enough as Louisville stunned No. 1 Syracuse. Louisville (20-11) looks like they've punched a ticket to the NCAA tournament.
UConn entered the game against South Florida as one of the hottest bubble teams. UConn got off to an okay lead but South Florida's Dominique Jones had 20 points and the Bulls rolled to a 75-68 win. UConn got another solid performance from Kemba Walker who had 18 points. UConn really hurt their tournament resume with the loss.
Notre Dame faced Marquette in another bubble matchup. The Fighting Irish get Luke Harangody which is always good. Marquette had a three point lead late in the game until Carlton Scott (who had 14 points and 13 rebounds)nailed a three in a 63-60 win in OT for the Irish. Another big bubble win.