Louisville vs. Missouri final score: Cardinals dominate Tigers, 84-61, in Battle 4 Atlantis

The No. 2 Louisville Cardinals forced 22 turnovers, including 13 in the first half, as they defeated the No. 13 Missouri Tigers, 84-61. Louisville was led by the strong guard play of junior Russ Smith and senior Peyton Siva. Smith finished with 18 points, seven rebounds, six steals and four assists. Siva finished the game with 13 points, five assists, two rebounds and a steal.

Louisville led by eight at halftime and saw their lead cut to four in the opening minutes of the second half, but the Cardinals went on an 11-0 run starting at 18:27 and never looked back. The win advances the Cardinals to the Finals in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. They face Duke on Saturday.

Missouri was led by Alex Oriakhi and Phil Pressey, who each finished with 15 points. Pressey had 12 at halftime, but was shut down in the second half. Oriakhi started slow, but added 11 second-half points in the losing effort.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.