UofL BASKETBALL | Cardinals Open ACC Play On A High Note

01/03/2018 12:21 AM

The Louisville Cardinals (11-3, 1-0 ACC) defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers (8-7, 0-2 ACC) 77-51 Tuesday night at the KFC Yum! Center to get their first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season.

The Cards had four players score in double-figures, led behind senior point guard Quentin Snider, who finished with 19, four assists, three rebounds (two offensive) and a steal in his 27 minutes.

Louisville shot 50% from the field for the game, but just 29.4% from three-point range. Still, it was enough to get the win over Pitt. UofL dominated Pitt in the paint 44-18, off the fast-break 8-0, off turnovers 14-5, second chance points 10-4, and bench points 23-12.

Louisville’s interim head coach David Padgett switched up his line-up a bit to begin conference play, starting injured freshman center Malik Williams over senior Anas Mahmoud. Mahmoud had been sick with a stomach virus, but still played 21 minutes.

Pitt had three players score in double-figures, led by Parker Stewart with 12 points, two assists, six rebounds (five defensive) and two turnovers in 29 minutes.

Pitt shot just 34.7% from the field for the entire game.

Highlights:

David Padgett on his team’s focus after loss at Kentucky:

During the second half, Pitt Head Coach Kevin Stallings yelled to fans, “at least we didn’t pay our kids $100,000.”

He was asked about his comments in the post game press conference:

Padgett and junior Deng Adel addressed Stallings’ comments:

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