Cardinals Cruise Past Marquette – Top 25 News And Notes For February 4th
UNDATED (AP) — It was no contest at Louisville, where the 12th-ranked Cardinals raced past No. 25 Marquette 70-51 and back into the thick of things in the Big East. Russ Smith’s 18 points led Louisville to a second straight win following a three-game losing streak. Rick Pitino’s team is 18-4 with a 6-3 record in the Big East. The Golden Eagles fall back into a tie with Syracuse atop the conference standings at 6-2. They are 15-5 overall.
In Minneapolis, Austin Hollins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Minnesota to a 62-59 victory over Iowa. Hollins finished with 17 points while helping the Gophers improve to 17-5 overall and 5-4 in Big Ten play. It’s Minnesota’s second straight win following a four-game losing streak.