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.

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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