UofL BASKETBALL | Another workmanlike performace in another blowout win

12/23/2015 12:14 AM

Fifth year Guards Trey Lewis and Damion Lee had 17 and 14 points respectively, as UofL once again demolished an opponent. This time it was UMKC, and Missouri-Kansas City could do little to stop an obviously superior opponent. The Cards never trailed, led by 16 at the half, withstood a 6-0 run to start the second, and won going away by 28 points, 75-47.

All told the Cards had five players in double figures including Chinanu Onuaku, who just missed a double-double, 10 points and 9 rebounds, along with Jaylen Johnson and Donovan Mitchell who also finished with 10 points apiece.

This was the first game Louisville did not have Mangok Mathiang. The junior is out for the next 6-8 weeks with a broken bone in his foot. However, freshman Deng Adel played in his first game since last month. Adel has been dealing with a knee injury. He played in 11 minutes total.

The victory improves Louisville to 10-1, while dropping the Kangaroos to 7-5. The big test for the Cards will come later today. UofL, as are the other three teams in the Billy Munardi Classic, are all playing two games in two days. Tonight at 7pm ET, the Cards will take on Utah Valley. Should Louisville win, and they are big favorites, the Cardinals would be 11-1 going into Saturday’s 12pm showdown at Rupp Arena against the 9-2 UK.


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