UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Snap Three Game Skid

02/08/2018 09:52 PM

The Louisville Cardinals made sure their losing streak heading into Thursday night did not increase to four straight games.

The Cards (17-8, 7-5) beat Georgia Tech (11-13, 4-7) by the final score of 77-54.

The Cards never trailed in the game.

UofL’s Jordan Nwora led the way for the Cards with a team-high 16 points, thanks to going 5-of-7 (71.4%) from three-point range.

In fact, Louisville was impressive from behind-the-arc as a team, going 12-of-20 (60.0%) from three-point range.

Overall, the Cards shot 27-of-54 (50.0%) from the field.

A trio of other Cardinals scored in double-digits on Thursday night: Anas Mahmoud (12), Ray Spalding (11) and Malik Williams (11).

Louisville’s Deng Adel did not play after suffering an ankle injury vs. Syracuse on Monday. He is listed as day-to-day.

Georgia Tech was led by Josh Okogie’s double-double, a game-high 25 points and game-high 10 rebounds.

The Cardinals will hope to make it two wins in a row when they face Pittsburgh (8-17, 0-12) Sunday at 1 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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