Postgame Notes - No. 7 Louisville 64, No. 3 Notre Dame 50
Records: Louisville (25-9); Notre Dame (22-11)
Louisville advances to the BIG EAST Championship final for the third time – all in the past four years.
Louisville is 1-1 all-time in BIG EAST Championship finals. The Cardinals won the title in 2009 and took second in 2011.
Louisville closed the first half with a 26-4 run in which it held Notre Dame without a field goal for the final 12:42.
Louisville shot 56.0 percent from the field – its best mark in a BIG EAST tournament game.
Tonight’s game snapped a streak of four straight Louisville-Notre Dame meetings that were decided in overtime.
Louisville improved to 3-1 in the semifinal round of the BIG EAST Championship.
Louisville has won five of its last six games, and eight of its last 10, in the BIG EAST Championship.
Louisville has held six of its last seven opponents to 60 points or fewer.
Louisville had 20 assists on 28 field goals.
Notre Dame fell to 0-5 all-time in the BIG EAST Championship semifinal round. The Irish were making their third straight appearance in the semifinals.