UofL BASKETBALL | Cardinals Top Orange in OT

02/13/2017 08:48 PM

The Louisville Cardinals and Syracuse Orange were tied up 58-58 with 3.6 seconds to go in the Carrier Dome, eventually sending the game to overtime. Pitino’s Cards were able to hang on, defeated Cuse 76-72 in overtime.

Ryan McMahon, an unsung hero, knocked down a three, his first two-point bucket of the season and a pair of free throws in overtime to help put the Cards ahead. He finished with seven points (2/3 FG, 1-2 three, 2-3 FT) and an offensive board.

Sophomore guard and team captain Donovan Mitchell fouled out in the second half, but still managed to lead UofL in scoring with 16 points, three steals, three assists and four rebounds (two on each end).

In his second game back, Quentin Snider had 14 with six assists and four rebounds. Deng Adel finished with 11 points and seven defensive rebounds, while Jaylen Johnson had ten and seven and a steal. Anas Mahmoud off the bench had 12 points, three blocks, two steals, one assist and eight rebounds.

Mangok Mathiang started the game and finished with five points.

UofL shot 41.9% from the floor. They shot just 53.3% from the line to Syracuse’s 80%.

Syracuse played just seven players and Andrew White III led all scorers with 22 points, one steal, one assist and eight rebounds. The Orange had three other players score in double-figures.

UofL won the battle of the boards 46-38 and held Syracuse shooting just 8-35 from behind the arc.

#8 Louisville is now 21-5 for the season (9-4 ACC), while Cuse falls to 16-11 (8-6 ACC).

The Cardinals host Virginia Tech at the KFC Yum! Center on February 18 at 2:00 p.m.

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 and you can watch the shows anytime with Spectrum on Demand. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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