UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Hang On To Beat Omaha

11/17/2017 11:10 PM

The Louisville Cardinals Men’s Basketball team moves to 2-0 to start the season, after a 87-78 win over Nebraska-Omaha at the KFC Yum! Center Friday night.

In the first half, Louisville was shooting over 47% from the field (16/34) and dominated the Mavericks 40-25. They held Omaha to just 24.4% (10/24) from the field and 30% (3/10) behind the arc.

Omaha outscored the Cards in the second half 53 to 47. Louisville shot just 20% (1/5) from the three in the second half, but still shot 45.7% (16/35) from the field and 46.4% for the game.

The Cardinals turned the ball over 17 times, allowing Ohama to score 27 off turnovers. Louisville as a team wound up with 53 rebounds (35 offensive), and 15 blocks in the game.

Junior Deng Adel led all scorers with 21 points. He added four assists, one block and one steal along with eight defensive boards in 34 minutes (team high). Junior Ray Spalding was able to notch a double-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds (six offensive), two assists, three blocks and two steals in 27 minutes. Senior Anas Mahmoud also scored in double-figures for UofL with ten points, one assist, eight blocked shots (team high) and eight boards (six defensive) in his 22 minutes.

Freshman Malik Williams got his first career start for the Cardinals, adding eight points, four defensive boards, two assists and three blocks in 19 minutes. Redshirt sophomore Dwayne Sutton was also dominant on the glass with ten rebounds (seven defensive).

Louisville’s bench was able to score 24 for the Cards and UofL had 52 points in the paint.

In a game that was tied three time and had three lead changes, Omaha was able to get four players in double-digit scoring. Guard Daniel Norl led the way with 16 points, one assist, one steal and eight boards (four off., four def.) in 34 minutes for the Mavericks. Forward Lamar Wofford-Humph finished with 12 total rebounds (seven offensive). The team as a whole had 12 steals.

Highlights:

Dwayne Sutton post-game:

Anas Mahmoud post-game:

Darius Perry post-game:

Deng Adel post-game:

The Cards are back in action on Nov. 21, hosting Southern Illinois at 7:00 p.m. ET.

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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