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Wayne Blackshear
Offense struggling, Louisville clamps down on defense to deflect Miami

LOUISVILLE The way Coach Rick Pitino saw it, 12th-ranked Louisville's 55-53 victory over Miami on Saturday came down to defense. "Our defense had to win it for us," Pitino said. "... In the second half, I said, 'Let's just play defense every possession. We will win the game. Get our deflections picked up because we had 20 at halftime, and that's what I want to see.' " U of L (21-6, 9-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) needed a win badly, having dropped two in a row and three of four. Montrezl Harrell led the Cardinals with 21 points and 14 rebounds, his 22nd career double-double and 10th of the season. "It's a big confidence builder...