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No. 11 Louisville escapes Pitt upset bid in overtime, 73-68

PITTSBURGH (AP) With 21 seconds left in overtime and Pittsburgh trailing by two, Panthers guard Trey McGowens put his head down and drove to the rim as he had so often as Pitt put a scare into No. 11 Louisville on Tuesday night.

His layup bounced off the rim to the hand of Panthers forward Terrell Brown, who swatted it back toward and into the cylinder, seemingly tying the game.

Then referee Mike Stephens blew his whistle, calling a foul on Brown for being over the back of Louisville's Malik Williams.

The home crowd at Petersen Events Center's cheers turned quickly into boos and Pitt head coach Jeff Capel pounded his fist into the scorer's table as Pitt's upset bid ran out of gas.

Williams sunk both free throws to preserve a 73-68 victory for the visiting Cardinals.

''That was crazy,'' Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton said. ''I've never seen anything like that. I'm just glad Malik boxed out and got the over-the-back call.''

The Panthers had less to say.

''Next question, please,'' was the only response McGowens gave.

''I'm not commenting on any call, anything that an official made,'' Capel said. ''I can't. I don't want to lose money.''

Pitt got the game to that point with a hot start on offense and by limiting Louisville star Jordan Nwora. Nwora still led the Cardinals with 14 points, but that represented his second-smallest scoring output of the season.

Instead, Sutton, who finished with 13 points and nine rebounds, and David Johnson, who scored 11, picked up the slack for Louisville.

''Some nights, Jordan's not going to have 20 points,'' Sutton said. ''I think it's important for us other players to fill the void for that. .David came in as a freshman and made huge plays.''

Pitt led for over 33 minutes, but never by more than nine points. The entire second half was a back and forth affair, with the Cardinals gradually closing the gap. Louisville tied the game at 61 with under a minute remaining on a Johnson free throw.

''We fought against one of the better teams in the country, had a chance to win in regulation and put our self in a position to have a chance in overtime,'' Capel said. ''Unfortunately, we came up short.''

McGowens led an unexpected offensive charge from Pitt, which shot 48% from the floor in the first half. He finished 8 of 22 for 24 points. Xavier Johnson added 11 points and five assists.

BIG PICTURE

Louisville: Though a foul against Pitt secured the Louisville win, it was the Panthers making ruts to the free-throw line that kept the game close. Unable to maintain their hot start shooting against Louisville's strong defense, the Panthers were able to make 26 trips to the free-throw line, with 22 coming in the second half and overtime. The Cardinals are now 2-2 this season when allowing 20 or more opponent free-throw attempts.

''It gives you an eerie feeling when they're in the bonus with 14 minutes left in the second half,'' head coach Chris Mack said. ''The physicality was a little different in the first four or five minutes of the second half. That's how the officials called it and we have to adjust.''

Pitt: The Panthers' roller-coaster season continues. They hold wins over top opponents like Florida State, North Carolina and Rutgers and have losses to Nicholls State and Wake Forest. After a sloppy loss to Miami on Sunday, Pitt turned around quickly to turn in a solid performance against the No. 11 Cardinals on Tuesday. Developing consistency will be a key for the Panthers moving forward.

''It's just putting it in the past, forgetting about it and moving on,'' McGowens said.

UP NEXT

Louisville: Continues a season-long three game road swing with a trip to No. 3 Duke on Saturday. Duke lost at unranked Clemson on Tuesday.

Pitt: Will host North Carolina on Saturday. The Panthers beat the Tar Heels, 73-65 in North Carolina on Jan. 8.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Louisville  
19:55   Bad pass turnover on Darius Perry, stolen by Au'Diese Toney  
19:43 +2 Xavier Johnson made jump shot 0-2
19:21 +3 Darius Perry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lamarr Kimble 3-2
18:43   Trey McGowens missed layup  
18:41   Defensive rebound by Steven Enoch  
18:35 +3 Dwayne Sutton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lamarr Kimble 6-2
18:23   Backcourt turnover on Trey McGowens  
18:07   Lamarr Kimble missed layup  
18:05   Defensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
17:55   Xavier Johnson missed layup  
17:53   Defensive rebound by Steven Enoch  
17:45   Shooting foul on Xavier Johnson  
17:45 +1 Dwayne Sutton made 1st of 2 free throws 7-2
17:45   Dwayne Sutton missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:45   Defensive rebound by Trey McGowens  
17:28 +2 Xavier Johnson made jump shot, assist by Trey McGowens 7-4
17:20   Traveling violation turnover on Jordan Nwora  
16:49   Offensive foul on Trey McGowens  
16:49   Turnover on Trey McGowens  
16:34   Traveling violation turnover on Steven Enoch  
16:14   Personal foul on Darius Perry  
16:01 +2 Au'Diese Toney made jump shot, assist by Xavier Johnson 7-6
15:46   Dwayne Sutton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:44   Defensive rebound by Justin Champagnie  
15:39   Personal foul on Lamarr Kimble  
15:21 +3 Ryan Murphy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Xavier Johnson 7-9
1:46   Bad pass turnover on Jordan Nwora, stolen by Au'Diese Toney  
14:53   Traveling violation turnover on Au'Diese Toney  
14:34   Lamarr Kimble missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:32   Offensive rebound by Jordan Nwora  
14:30   Jordan Nwora missed jump shot  
14:28   Defensive rebound by Ryan Murphy  
14:20   Traveling violation turnover on Xavier Johnson  
14:05 +2 Dwayne Sutton made layup 9-9
13:44   Xavier Johnson missed jump shot  
13:42   Defensive rebound by Malik Williams  
13:30   Jordan Nwora missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:28   Offensive rebound by David Johnson  
13:28   David Johnson missed layup, blocked by Terrell Brown  
13:26   Defensive rebound by Pittsburgh  
13:16 +3 Ryan Murphy made 3-pt. jump shot 9-12
13:00   Personal foul on Au'Diese Toney  
12:45   Jordan Nwora missed jump shot, blocked by Terrell Brown  
12:43   Defensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
12:36 +2 Justin Champagnie made turnaround jump shot, assist by Trey McGowens 9-14
12:19   Jordan Nwora missed jump shot  
12:17   Defensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
12:10   Terrell Brown missed layup  
12:08   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
11:59 +2 Malik Williams made layup, assist by David Johnson 11-14
11:59   Shooting foul on Justin Champagnie  
11:59 +1 Malik Williams made free throw 12-14
11:38 +3 Trey McGowens made 3-pt. jump shot 12-17
11:18 +3 Ryan McMahon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dwayne Sutton 15-17
10:45   Ryan Murphy missed layup  
10:43   Offensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
10:42   Shot clock violation turnover on Pittsburgh  
10:27   Samuell Williamson missed jump shot  
10:25   Defensive rebound by Eric Hamilton  
10:13   Ryan Murphy missed jump shot  
10:11   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
10:05   Lost ball turnover on David Johnson, stolen by Trey McGowens  
10:02   Shooting foul on David Johnson  
10:02   Trey McGowens missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:02 +1 Trey McGowens made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-18
9:44   Dwayne Sutton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:42   Defensive rebound by Trey McGowens  
9:36   5-second inbounding violation turnover on Pittsburgh  
9:19   David Johnson missed jump shot  
9:17   Offensive rebound by Malik Williams  
9:11   Malik Williams missed layup, blocked by Eric Hamilton  
9:09   Defensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
9:04 +3 Justin Champagnie made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Xavier Johnson 15-21
8:44   Ryan McMahon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:42   Offensive rebound by David Johnson  
8:34   Ryan McMahon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:32   Defensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
8:29   Shooting foul on Malik Williams  
8:29   Xavier Johnson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:29 +1 Xavier Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-22
8:10   Steven Enoch missed hook shot  
8:08   Defensive rebound by Xavier Johnson  
8:01 +2 Trey McGowens made reverse layup 15-24
7:45 +3 Samuell Williamson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lamarr Kimble 18-24
7:18   Bad pass turnover on Trey McGowens, stolen by Steven Enoch  
7:07   Traveling violation turnover on Darius Perry  
6:40 +2 Trey McGowens made jump shot 18-26
6:16 +2 Steven Enoch made hook shot 20-26
5:48   Trey McGowens missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:46   Defensive rebound by Jordan Nwora  
5:45   Personal foul on Au'Diese Toney  
5:30   Samuell Williamson missed layup  
5:28   Defensive rebound by Pittsburgh  
5:02   Xavier Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:00   Offensive rebound by Terrell Brown  
4:47   Personal foul on Ryan McMahon  
4:33   Xavier Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:31   Defensive rebound by Louisville  
4:22 +2 Jordan Nwora made floating jump shot, assist by Lamarr Kimble 22-26
4:08   Personal foul on Samuell Williamson  
3:51   Ryan Murphy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:49   Defensive rebound by Steven Enoch  
3:41   Ryan McMahon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:39   Defensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
3:31   Justin Champagnie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:29   Defensive rebound by Ryan McMahon  
3:17   Shooting foul on Terrell Brown  
3:17 +1 Steven Enoch made 1st of 2 free throws 23-26
3:17 +1 Steven Enoch made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-26
2:52   Trey McGowens missed jump shot, blocked by Dwayne Sutton  
2:50   Defensive rebound by Lamarr Kimble  
2:43 +2 Jordan Nwora made layup, assist by Lamarr Kimble 26-26
2:10   Out of bounds turnover on Trey McGowens  
1:52   Steven Enoch missed layup  
1:50   Offensive rebound by Steven Enoch  
1:50 +2 Steven Enoch made dunk 28-26
1:19 +3 Xavier Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Trey McGowens 28-29
55.0   Lamarr Kimble missed layup  
53.0   Defensive rebound by Pittsburgh  
39.0   Trey McGowens missed layup, blocked by Malik Williams  
37.0   Offensive rebound by Eric Hamilton  
22.0 +2 Eric Hamilton made fade-away jump shot 28-31
1.0   Malik Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Defensive rebound by Pittsburgh  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:41   Lost ball turnover on Jordan Nwora, stolen by Xavier Johnson  
19:34 +2 Eric Hamilton made layup, assist by Au'Diese Toney 28-33
19:13   Darius Perry missed jump shot  
19:11   Defensive rebound by Eric Hamilton  
19:11   Personal foul on Steven Enoch  
18:46   Eric Hamilton missed jump shot  
18:44   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
18:32 +3 Lamarr Kimble made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darius Perry 31-33
18:02   Traveling violation turnover on Justin Champagnie  
17:44   Darius Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:42   Offensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
17:35   Dwayne Sutton missed layup, blocked by Justin Champagnie  
17:33   Defensive rebound by Justin Champagnie  
17:25   Shooting foul on Steven Enoch  
17:26   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Louisville  
17:26 +1 Justin Champagnie made 1st of 2 free throws 31-34
17:26 +1 Justin Champagnie made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-35
17:26 +1 Au'Diese Toney made 1st of 2 free throws 31-36
17:26   Au'Diese Toney missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
17:26   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
17:10   Offensive foul on Steven Enoch  
17:10   Turnover on Steven Enoch  
16:58   Personal foul on Lamarr Kimble  
16:43   Trey McGowens missed jump shot  
16:41   Offensive rebound by Eric Hamilton  
16:31   Eric Hamilton missed layup, blocked by Dwayne Sutton  
16:29   Offensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
16:19   Trey McGowens missed jump shot  
16:17   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
16:12 +3 Jordan Nwora made 3-pt. jump shot 34-36
16:06 +3 Au'Diese Toney made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Hamilton 34-39
15:38   Malik Williams missed hook shot  
15:36   Defensive rebound by Justin Champagnie  
15:25   Eric Hamilton missed jump shot  
15:23   Defensive rebound by Louisville  
15:23   Personal foul on Justin Champagnie  
15:09   Traveling violation turnover on Dwayne Sutton  
14:44   Offensive foul on Terrell Brown  
14:44   Turnover on Terrell Brown  
14:34   Jordan Nwora missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:32   Defensive rebound by Justin Champagnie  
14:23 +2 Terrell Brown made jump shot, assist by Xavier Johnson 34-41
14:06   Lamarr Kimble missed layup, blocked by Xavier Johnson  
14:04   Offensive rebound by Lamarr Kimble  
14:04   Lamarr Kimble missed layup, blocked by Terrell Brown  
14:04   Defensive rebound by Justin Champagnie  
14:04   Personal foul on Jordan Nwora  
13:53   Offensive foul on Ryan Murphy  
13:53   Turnover on Ryan Murphy  
13:43   Personal foul on Ryan Murphy  
13:35 +2 Jordan Nwora made jump shot 36-41
13:35   Shooting foul on Ryan McMahon  
13:09   Xavier Johnson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:09 +1 Xavier Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 36-42
12:46   Jordan Nwora missed layup, blocked by Justin Champagnie  
12:44   Offensive rebound by Louisville  
12:40   Jordan Nwora missed jump shot  
12:38   Offensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
12:27   Bad pass turnover on David Johnson, stolen by Ryan Murphy  
12:20   Ryan Murphy missed layup, blocked by Jordan Nwora  
12:18   Offensive rebound by Au'Diese Toney  
12:18   Au'Diese Toney missed layup  
12:16   Defensive rebound by Malik Williams  
12:16   Shooting foul on Au'Diese Toney  
12:16   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Malik Williams  
12:12   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Au'Diese Toney  
12:16 +1 David Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 37-42
12:16 +1 David Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-42
11:55   Shooting foul on Dwayne Sutton  
11:47   Trey McGowens missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:47 +1 Trey McGowens made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-43
11:31 +2 David Johnson made finger-roll layup 40-43
11:02 +2 Trey McGowens made floating jump shot 40-45
10:42   David Johnson missed dunk  
10:40   Offensive rebound by Jordan Nwora  
10:35 +3 David Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ryan McMahon 43-45
10:22   Personal foul on David Johnson  
10:22 +1 Xavier Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 43-46
10:22 +1 Xavier Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-47
9:56   Steven Enoch missed layup  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Eric Hamilton  
9:45 +2 Xavier Johnson made jump shot 43-49
9:23 +3 Jordan Nwora made 3-pt. jump shot 46-49
9:01   Ryan Murphy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:59   Defensive rebound by David Johnson  
8:45   Bad pass turnover on Samuell Williamson, stolen by Justin Champagnie  
8:23   Personal foul on Jordan Nwora  
8:25 +1 Trey McGowens made 1st of 2 free throws 46-50
8:25 +1 Trey McGowens made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-51
8:14 +3 Ryan McMahon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by David Johnson 49-51
7:55 +2 Trey McGowens made jump shot 49-53
7:32 +2 Steven Enoch made dunk, assist by Ryan McMahon 51-53
7:14   Personal foul on Samuell Williamson  
7:14 +1 Eric Hamilton made 1st of 2 free throws 51-54
7:14 +1 Eric Hamilton made 2nd of 2 free throws 51-55
6:54