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Kuric scores 21 in return as No. 23 Louisville sends Pittsburgh to 8th straight loss 73-62
PITTSBURGH (AP) ' Kyle Kuric scored 21 points in his return from an ankle injury to lead No. 23 Louisville to a 73-62 victory over struggling Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
Chane Behanan added a career-high 19 points for the Cardinals (15-5, 3-4 Big East), who took control during an 11-2 run midway through the second half to send the Panthers (11-9, 0-7) to their eighth straight loss.
Ashton Gibbs and Lamar Patterson led Pitt with 14 points each but the defending Big East champions remained the only winless team in conference play.
The Panthers hoped the return of point guard Tray Woodall, who missed 11 of the last 12 games with groin and abdominal injuries, would end the program's longest losing streak in more than a decade. Instead Woodall went scoreless in 21 minutes and Pitt's miserable stretch continued.