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:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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