Jan. 4, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -Edgar Sosa is finally out of Rick Pitino's doghouse.

The Louisville point guard hit a 30-footer with 2.8 seconds remaining to give the 18th-ranked Cardinals a 74-71 victory over archrival Kentucky on Sunday.

Terrence Williams had 19 points and eight rebounds and Jerry Smith scored 11 points for Louisville (9-3), which escaped a major meltdown in the final seconds to beat the Wildcats at Freedom Hall for the first time since 2002.

Jodie Meeks led Kentucky (11-4) with 28 points and Patrick Patterson had 22 points and 15 rebounds.

The Wildcats put together a brilliant rally to tie the game at 71 on two free throws by Meeks with 23 seconds left.

Sosa held the ball until 6 seconds remained, took two dribbles and hit the shot from well above the head of the key over Michael Porter.