[SPORTS]:::Come-from-behind win for Louisville

No. 64 Wednesday, March 10, 2010
University of Louisville made its final appearance at Freedom Hall a memorable one when the Cardinals came from behind to topple No.1 Syracuse University 78~68 on Saturday night in front of an appreciative home crowd and a national television audience.

    With the victory, Louisville (20-11, 11-7 Big East) may have punched its ticket to the NCAA tournament, but will know for sure when the field of 64 is announced next weekend. The Cardinals had earlier defeated Syracuse in New York thus sweeping the season series.    
   Sophomore center Samardo Samuels came alive in the second half to finish with 12 points and nine re­bounds, including two devastating dunks. Louisville will play the winner of the University of Cincinnati! Rutgers University game in the Big East tournament at 9:00 p.m, EST Wednesday night.
    Kentucky Wesleyan College blew a big first-half lead then rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat Northern Kentucky University 81-76 in the semifinals of the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday in Springfield, Illinois.
    Forward Andree Wilson came off the bench to add 10 points as KWC (29-3) survived in a game of runs where both teams exchanged leads and momentum shifts several times. KWC will play for the conference title ,tonight when they go up against Bellarmine University.
    Tulsa University ended its regular season with a disheartening 75-53 loss to University of Memphis and Saturday. Senior center Jerome Jordan led Tulsa with 19 points but the Memphis defense clamped down on the other scorers to gain the easy victory.
    Tulsa (21-10, 10-6 C- USA) will now look to the conference tournament where they will play Rice University on Wednesday. Tulsa won the only meeting between the teams this season, capturing' a 62-58 victory at home.

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