PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- David Padgett scored a season-high 21 points Sunday, helping No. 23 Louisville down Pittsburgh 75-73 for its seventh straight victory.
The Cardinals' led 59-51 with 8:21 remaining and then, after Pittsburgh closed within 71-70 on two free throws by DeJuan Blair with 22 seconds left, they held on to become the first team to beat the Panthers at Pittsburgh's Petersen Events Center two times.
The Cardinals (22-6, 12-3 Big East) moved into a first-place tie with Georgetown atop the Big East standings. They travel to Georgetown for the regular-season finale March 8.
Louisville won the earlier meeting with the Hoyas 59-51 Feb. 9.
Pittsburgh got 20 points apiece from Blair and Sam Young. Blair also had 11 rebounds.
Point guard Ronald Ramon added 11 points and four assists for the Panthers (19-8, 7-7), who have dropped three in a row.