UofL BASKETBALL | Cardinals Fall at FSU

01/21/2017 04:27 PM

The tenth-ranked Florida State Seminoles proved to be too much for Rick Pitino’s #12 Louisville Cardinals. Less than 40 hours after the conclusion of Clemson vs. Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center, the Cardinals lost in Tallahassee 73-68.

In their second game without starting point guard Quentin Snider, Louisville’s line-up included Jaylen Johnson, Anas Mahmoud, Deng Adel, V.J. King and Donovan Mitchell.

The starters combined for 28 points, led by Adel with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Johnson also hit double-figures with ten points, but just one rebound. After a significant performance against Clemson, Mitchell only added six points and three rebounds. He had no assists, and one block. Mahmoud (who had four fouls) and King each had no points.

Tony Hicks off the bench contributed 16 points off the bench, and added three defensive rebounds and one assist. Mangok Mathiang also came off the bench and managed a double-double with 13 and 13, two blocks, an assist and a steal.

Matz Stockman saw the court after suffering a concussion in practice the first week of January.

Louisville as a team shot 25/65 from the field and just 2/13 behind the arc. The Cardinals went 66.7% behind the charity stripe.

Four FSU players managed double-figure scoring, led by Jonathan Isaac and Dwayne Bacon who each had 16. Isaac also had ten rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

FSU shot worse from the field than the Cards, 22/60 and just 25% from the three-point line, but they were 69.4% from the free-throw line. Louisville also managed 3 more boards than the Noles.

The Cardinals head to Pitt on Tuesday, where they face the Panthers for the second time this season. That game tips off at 7:00 p.m.


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