UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Snap Two-Game Losing Streak Wednesday Night

12/07/2017 04:50 AM

The Louisville men’s basketball team snapped its two-game losing streak thanks to a big second half against visiting Siena.

The Cards (5-2) had an 18-0 run in the second half en route to an 86-60 victory over the Knights (2-6) on Wednesday.

UofL only led 39-36 at halftime, but outscored the Knights 47-24 in the second half.

UofL forward Anas Mahmoud was the star of the game, almost finishing with a triple-double. Mahmoud had 17 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks in the contest.

In fact, as a team, the Cards blocked 15 Siena shots and held the Knights to only 31.1% shooting (19-of-61) from the field.

Meanwhile, UofL guard Quentin Snider scored a season-high 16 points.

UofL forward Ray Spalding also had a big night, getting a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Cards will look for their second win in a row on Saturday afternoon when they host Indiana (5-4). Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center.

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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