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2012 Big East Basketball Championship, Cincinnati Vs. Louisville Score Update: Cardinals Up 24-14 At Half

It was an offensive struggle for the Bearcats in the first half of the Big East championship, as they managed just 14 points and trail Louisville 24-14 at half.

Yancy Gates had four of the Bearcats points, and as a team Cincinnati shot just 24.1 percent, including missing all of its three point tries.

Louisville wasn't much better offensively, shooting just 37.5 percent as a team, and each side failed to generate offensive rhythm.

There were a few offensive highlights in the first half, as seen below:



Both teams are headed for the NCAA tournament regardless of tonight's outcome, with seeding and first round matchups to be announced Sunday evening.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.