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Cards sizzle in 2nd half, crush Orange

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NEW YORK (AP) - Peyton Siva had 11 points and eight assists to lead No. 4 Louisville to a 78-61 victory over No. 19 Syracuse on Saturday night, giving the Cardinals their second straight Big East tournament title.
    
The Cardinals got their third title by overcoming a 16-point deficit in the second half - almost double the previous record in a championship game - and they kept pouring it on once they got the lead, going ahead by as many as 18 points.
    
Second-seeded Louisville (29-5) - along with Georgetown and Marquette the tri-champions of the regular season - won its 10th straight game with its defense, forcing Syracuse into 20 turnovers and keeping the Orange off balance during the 24-3 run that turned the 16-point deficit into a 56-48 lead with 8:51 to play.
    
Montrezl Harrell led Louisville with 20 points.
    
C.J. Fair had 21 points for the Orange.
    
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