Miami holds on, Louisville on longest skid since 1940-41

February 17, 2022 GMT
Louisville interim head coach Mike Pegues shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Miami won 70-63. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Louisville interim head coach Mike Pegues shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Miami won 70-63. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Louisville interim head coach Mike Pegues shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Miami won 70-63. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Louisville interim head coach Mike Pegues shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Miami won 70-63. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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Louisville interim head coach Mike Pegues shouts instructions to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. Miami won 70-63. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Charlie Moore and Isaiah Wong scored 15 points apiece and Miami fought off a late Louisville push and beat the Cardinals 70-63 on Wednesday night.

It was the Hurricanes’ (19-7, 11-4 ACC) first road win against the Cardinals. Louisville’s loss marks its first seven-game losing streak since the 1940-41 season.

Wong’s four-point play with 3:31 left gave the Hurricanes a 64-54 lead before Louisville closed within three on a 7-0 run. But Kameron McGusty hit a jumper, Moore sank two fouls shots and Wong threw down a dunk in the last 35 seconds to quash the threat.

McGusty scored 14 points and Jordan Miller 10 on 5-for-6 shooting for the Hurricanes. Miami led for 36:29 of the game, including the entire second half.

Dre Davis sank 1 of 2 foul shots 3:30 in to give Louisville a 6-3 lead. Moore buried a pair of 3-pointers as Miami answered with a 13-0 outburst. Moore sank three 3s within the first five minutes.

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Louisville never got within seven points in the first half following the Miami run and the Hurricanes led 35-25 at halftime.

Davis scored 18 points, El Ellis 17 and Noah Locke 11 for Louisville.

The Hurricanes host Virginia on Saturday. Louisville (11-14, 5-10) hosts Clemson on Saturday.

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