(13) Cincinnati Nips (12) Louisville to Stay Perfect in Conference Play


0  Updated at 10:46 pm, January 30th, 2014 By: ABC Digital
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G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, K.Y.) — Sean Kilpatrick scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the second half to help No. 13 Cincinnati nip No. 12 Louisville 69-66 Thursday night.

Cincinnati (20-2, 9-0 American Athletic Conference) is now 9-0 in conference play for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.

Louisville (17-4, 6-2 AAC) trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, but the Cardinals fought back and Russ Smith’s 3-pointer with 5:03 left in the game gave Louisville the lead. But Louisville couldn’t hang on because Kilpatrick went a perfect 6 for 6 from the line from that point on to close out the game.

Montrezl Harrell had 18 points and six rebounds in the loss.

Justin Jackson, who was questionable before the game with an ankle injury, added 11 points, nine rebounds and two blocks for the Bearcats, which will try to keep their perfect AAC record intact Sunday when they host South Florida.

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