Runnin' Rebels Fall To No. 6 Louisville, 68-48|
Nov. 21, 2007
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Earl Clark had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Jerry Smith added 14 points to lead No. 6 Louisville past UNLV 68-48 on Wednesday night.
Louisville (3-0) led by double digits in the first half, but UNLV made four straight 3-pointers to take a 35-33 lead with 14:36 left.
Following a time out, Louisville scored the next nine points, including 3-pointers from Terrence Williams and Edgar Sosa, and never trailed again. The outburst was capped by a transition dunk from Clark as the Cardinals went on a decisive 16-2 run.
In the interim, the Cardinals will rely on forward Derrick Caracter, who scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds before fouling out late, and a host of others to carry the load. Sosa added 10 points.
UNLV (3-1), which had won its previous 19 games at home, got a team-high 11 points from Matt Shaw, the lone Rebel in double figures. Wink Adams and Joe Darger added nine points each for the Rebels, who missed 17 of their first 21 shots.