No. 24 Louisville rallies to beat WVU 77-74

JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer Published:

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- Kyle Kuric scored 17 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures and No. 24 Louisville beat slumping West Virginia 77-74 on Saturday.

Louisville (20-5, 8-4 Big East) extended its winning streak to six games.

Russ Smith had 16 points off the bench for the Cardinals. Chris Smith and Wayne Blackshear added 13 apiece and Peyton Siva scored 10.

Kevin Jones had 22 points and 11 rebounds for West Virginia (16-10, 6-7). Deniz Kilicli added 17 points and Darryl "Truck" Bryant scored 13.

West Virginia led 63-54 after a Kilicli basket with 10:49 left, but he fouled out and Louisville went to a full-court press to force turnovers and seize the momentum.

The Mountaineers were held to one field goal over the final five minutes.