No. 2 Syracuse vs. No. 19 Louisville: Orange Coast To 30th Win

Mar 3, 2012; Syracuse, NY, USA; Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng (middle) is defended by Syracuse Orange forward James Southerland (43) and center Fab Melo (51) during the game at the Carrier Dome. Richard Mackson-US PRESSWIRE

Syracuse finished their regular season with a win on senior day, as their defense completely shut down Louisville.

For the first 13 minutes or so, the Big East clash between the Louisville Cardinals and the Syracuse Orange was a very tight and closely contested game. But the Orange appeared to flip a switch and looked dominant from there on in, winning 58-49 on senior day. Syracuse closed out their regular season with a bang, putting in a fantastic performance in their final game of the year at the Carrier Dome.

Scoop Jardine didn't have the best senior day, as he failed to score. Another senior, Kris Joseph, was excellent for the Orange in an 11-point performance. Brandon Triche led all scorers with 18 points. However, this game was more about defense than offense for Syracuse, as their 2-3 zone defense shut down Louisville. The Cardinals shot just 33 percent from the field, including 2-23 from behind the arc.

For more on the two teams, head over to Louisville Cardinals blog Card Chronicle and Syracuse Orange blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician.

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