UofL BASKETBALL | #19 Cards Double Up Southern Illinois

11/21/2017 09:05 PM

The UofL men’s basketball team continued its perfect start to the 2017-2018 season on Tuesday night.

The #19 Cardinals (3-0, 0-0) beat the visiting Southern Illinois Salukis (2-1, 0-0) inside the KFC Yum! Center. The final was 84-42.

A big second half by the Cardinals blew the game wide open, as Louisville outscored SIU 55-24 in the game’s final 20 minutes.

Each of the 11 Cardinals who saw the floor on Tuesday scored at least two points.

UofL was led the way though by forward Jordan Nwora, who had a game-high 18 points. Nwora also hauled in eight rebounds in the contest.

Two other Cards scored in double-figures. Forward Deng Adel had 16 points on the night, while Darius Perry added ten points.

UofL dominated multiple categories on the stat sheet as well, out-scoring SIU 16-0 on fastbreak points and getting nine blocks compared to the Salukis’ four blocks.

Up next for the Cards is St. Francis on Friday night. Tip-off is set for 7 ET inside the KFC Yum! Center.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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