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2019 Schedule
19-8, 3rd in OVC
16d

Taylor scores 30 and Austin Peay knocks off Jacksonville St.

Terry Taylor scored 30 points and found a cutting Jabari McGhee for the winning basket with 21.3 seconds left as Austin Peay beat Jacksonville State 74-71 on Saturday to drop the Gamecocks into a first-place tie in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Jacksonville State's Gregory demolishes defender (0:18)
Jacksonville State's Giga reunites with mom (1:33)
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Pitino says reporter mistaken for sideline spy

According to coach Rick Pitino, an "inexperienced" Louisville player confused a CBS sideline reporter for someone he thought was relaying playcalls to Jacksonville State.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Ray Harper said Jacksonville State was picked to finish last in its league and "we're here ... and we had a chance." Remarkable story for that program and Harper.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Pitino on facing Michigan: "We're playing the Golden State Warriors on Sunday."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The Louisville players talked to Norbertas Giga (30 points, 5-for-5 from the 3-point line, 9 rebounds) after the game. Donovan Mitchell tapped him on the chest. Mangok Mathiang hugged him. Cardinals advance to face Michigan. But Giga leaves this game knowing he just had a career game against a title contender.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Louisville opened up this game. But Norbertas Giga is the best big man on the floor. And he's facing a Louisville team with some of the best interior defenders in the country. Impressive effort by the Lithuanian.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

If you'd told Ray Harper before the game his team would be down just seven points at halftime to a 2-seed with legit national title hopes, I think he'd be good with that. Jacksonville State was tough early. Couldn't stop Louisville once the Cards got rolling. But also not out of this one after shooting 59 percent.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

If Jacksonville State center Norbertas Giga is 7 feet tall, then how tall is Anas Mahmoud? He's listed at 7 feet but clearly a few inches taller than Giga when they stand next to each other.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Between Jacksonville State (3) and Louisville (4), there are seven players here who were born outside the United States. The international landscapes are not only reshaping the NBA. They're changing college basketball, too.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

I can't tell you what Rick Pitino is saying in this timeout. But his players have the same look you had as a kid when your mom said, "Your teacher called."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Pitino has shouted, "What the .... are you doing?!" a few times already.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

First fun fact of the afternoon for those who don't know. Jacksonville State is in Jacksonville, Alabama, about 75 miles east of Birmingham. Not a Florida school.

ESPN Stats and Information  

ESPN's BPI heavily favors 2nd-seeded Louisville over 15th-seeded Jacksonville State on Friday. The Gamecocks are making their first NCAA tournament appearance.

Team Stats

Points Per Game76.2
Rebounds Per Game39.5
Assists Per Game13.5
Points Allowed66.960th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-1
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances1