As the ads at Madison Square Garden will tell you, "Nobody Beats the Wiz", and frankly, when it comes to conference tournament basketball, nobody beats the Big East, either. Louisville 83, Notre Dame 77 is the nightcap to yet another great day of Big East tournament basketball, with the Cardinals advancing to the championship game tomorrow night against Kemba-Conn with their win.
After trailing 46-32 at the half Rick Pitino's Cardinals' rallied back behind Peyton Siva, Terrence Jennings and, dare I say it, G:TB favorite Gorgui Dieng (4 points, 8 rebounds, 3 good fouls). Despite shooting just 38% from the floor Louisville was able to pressure the Irish into a few key turnovers in the second half that led to momentum shifting buckets on the other end of the floor.
Louisville returns to the Big East Final for the second time in three years, this time facing the Huskies and en fuego guard Kemba Walker tomorrow night at the Garden. I can assure you it will be a good show.