PITTSBURGH (AP) Louisville spent eight long days recovering from a miserable home loss to Duke, giving Rick Pitino plenty of time to tinker and his players plenty of time to regroup.
Whatever tweaks the Hall of Fame coach made worked. Hitting shot after shot certainly helped. Terry Rozier scored 26 points and the 10th-ranked Cardinals pulled away from Pittsburgh 80-68 on Sunday.
Montrezl Harrell added 18 points and seven rebounds as the Cardinals (16-3, 4-2 ACC) bounced back from a loss to Duke by torching the Panthers. Louisville shot a season-high 65 percent (30 of 46) from the floor, the best ever against the Panthers in Jamie Dixon's 12 years on the job.