LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Damion Lee scored 15 points, Trey Lewis added 14 and No. 18 Louisville pulled away in the second half to beat Syracuse 72-58 on Wednesday night.
The Cardinals (20-6, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) snapped a two-game slide, shooting 56 percent in the second half. They overcame a 3-of-14 shooting start to finish at 48 percent overall. They also held the Orange to 38 percent shooting to stop their five-game winning streak and hand them their worst loss this season.
Lee shot just 6 of 14 but made all three 3-pointers in just under three minutes in the second half to key one of several runs that put Louisville comfortably ahead. Lewis was 6 of 11 from the field with a couple from long range, and Chinanu Onuaku added 13 points and 15 rebounds for Louisville.
Trevor Cooney scored 19 points for the Orange (18-9, 8-6).
Louisville outrebounded Syracuse 41-30.
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