UofL BASKETBALL | #7 Cards Fall on Road at #8 UNC
02/22/2017 11:18 PM
The #7 Louisville Cardinals just could not match the #8 North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday night.
The Cards (22-6 10-5) fell 74-63 to the Tar Heels (24-5, 12-3) in Chapel Hill.
With the win, UNC remains undefeated (15-0) at home this season.
The Cards trailed 33-30 at halftime, and were outscored 41-33 in the second half.
Donovan Mitchell led the way for Louisville, with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the field.
No other Cardinals scored in double-figures.
Meanwhile, the Tar Heels were led by Justin Jackson, who also had 21 points.
Jackson also had plenty of help, with three other Tar Heels scoring in double-figures.
Joel Berry II added 15 points, Kennedy Meeks had 14 points along with his 10 rebounds and Theo Pinson scored 13 points.
UofL struggled behind-the-arc and at the free throw line in the game. The Cards were only 5-of-20 (25%) from downtown, while they went 4-of-13 (31%) from the charity stripe.
The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Cardinals.
Louisville will hope to bounce back on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET when the Cards hosts Syracuse inside the KFC Yum! Center.
Syracuse beat #10 Duke 78-75 on a three-point buzzer beater Wednesday night.