March 15, 2012
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Louisville Postgame Notes
No. 3-seed Louisville vs. No. 14-seed Davidson
Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Ore.
March 15, 2012
- Louisville's record in the month of March is 38-17 since 2005. Head coach Rick Pitino has a 106-39 collegiate record in the month, including a 49-24 mark at Louisville.
- Head coach Rick Pitino owns a 39-15 (.722 winning percentage) record in the NCAA Tournament, ranking him seventh among active coaches in winning percentage and 14th all time.
- Louisville's record as a No. 4 seed is 11-7. This year's tournament marks the eighth time the Cardinals have participated in the NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed.
- Peyton Siva dished out six assists in the game, giving him 186 for the season. The total ranks second most in a single season. For his career, he has collected 424, which ranks ninth all time in school history. He passed Rick Wilson (1974-78), who finished his career with 419.
- Gorgui Dieng swatted two shots in the game for 113 this season. Through his two-year career, he has registered 169 blocks, which ranks eighth all time.
- Kyle Kuric scored 10 points in the first half, marking the sixth time this season he has tallied at least 10 points in the opening period. He finished the game with 13 points, with four rebounds.
- Chane Behanan grabbed six offensive rebounds, the second most this season. He previously totaled six against Syracuse (2/13) this season and grabbed a season-best eight offensive boards against Rutgers (2/4).
- Russ Smith hit Louisville's lone 3-pointer in the first half, marking the fewest treys the Cardinals have knocked down in an NCAA Tournament game since the team hit just one against Arkansas-Little Rock on March 16, 1989. Louisville hit only one 3-pointer in an NCAA Tournament game twice before that.
- Louisville's defense was held to 35 percent (21-of-60) from the floor, including a 21.1 percent clip (4-of-19) from beyond the arc. The Wildcats' field goal percentage is its lowest this season. Davidson entered the game connecting on 44.9 percent of its shots from the field.
- Davidson's 21 made field goals are tied for the fewest this season, and it is the fourth time they have been held to that amount.
- Chane Behanan posted the seventh double-double of his career (14 points, 11 rebounds).
- Gorgui Dieng scored nine points to reach the 500-point mark in his career.
- The win over Davidson is Louisville's first NCAA Tournament win since 2009.
- Today's game was the second meeting between Davidson and Louisville and the first since Dec. 12, 1959.