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.
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