UofL BASKETBALL | Cards rout Eastern Michigan 86-53

12/12/2015 05:29 PM

The 22nd-ranked Louisville basketball team improves to 7-1 after a decisive victory over Eastern Michigan, final score: 86-53.

After six days of preparation, it was another well rounded offensive effort from the Cards, as 10 out of the 11 players who saw the court scored at least one field goal. Five Louisville players scored in double figures. Damion Lee led UofL With a team high 16 points, all of which he scored in 11 minutes of play in the second half. Lee was held without a point in the first half, but only attempted three shots. Freshman Ray Spalding contributed 11 points, and finished 3 rebounds shy of a double double, and fellow Louisville native Quentin Snider added 13 points to go with four assists.

Sophomore Matz Stockman stood out as fan favorite in Saturday’s game. In his five minutes of play, Sockman was a perfect 2-2 from the floor, and made both his attempted free throws. In his post-game press conference, head coach Rick Pitino said Stockman is “by far the most improved basketball player” on the Cards roster. The six points were a new career best for the Norwegian who after the game says he appreciates coach Rick Pitino continued confidence, and said “even if I played a minute out on the court, I love coach giving me minutes.”

This was Louisville’s second game in a six game home stand. Next up for the Cards is Kennesaw State on Wednesday, December 16.

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