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Providence routs No. 14 Louisville 90-59

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts each
scored 27 points and Providence made Lousiville coach Rick Pitino's
night miserable on a day the school honored his 1987 squad, beating
the No. 14 Cardinals 90-59 on Tuesday night.

      Vincent Council added 15 points and LaDontae Henton 14 for the
Friars (12-6, 1-4 Big East). Providence snapped a four-game losing

      Chris Smith led the Cardinals with 16 points. Louisville (13-4,
1-3) has lost four of its last five, including a 67-65 setback in
double-overtime at home against Notre Dame on Saturday.

      At halftime, Providence held a ceremony, honoring the 25th
anniversary of its team that relied on the 3-point shot during a
run to the Final Four. The school did it on a night when Pitino was
in town, but there was no mention of him when most of the squad was
introduced and brought out to center court.

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