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COL BKB: Louisville 55, West Virginia 54

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Peyton Siva scored on a layup with 5 seconds remaining Wednesday to give No. 19 Louisville a 55-54 victory over West Virginia.

The Cardinals trailed by 12 early in the second half but caught up midway through the period and eventually took a six-point lead.

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West Virginia then staged its own rally and moved in front at 54-53 on a jumper by Kevin Jones with 39 seconds to play.

Darryl Bryant failed to extend West Virginia's advantage when he missed two free throws with 26 seconds left, giving the Cardinals a chance to pull out the win on their home court.

Siva's driving layup produced the last of his 14 points and Dalton Pepper's missed 3-point try at the buzzer ended West Virginia's last hope.

Chris Smith scored 15 points for Louisville (16-4, 5-2 Big East Conference). The Cardinals have won three out of four.

The Mountaineers (13-6, 4-3) were led by Joe Mazzulla with 18 points.

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