UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Survive Late Rally by Boston College

01/21/2018 02:49 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team won its fourth ACC game in a row on Sunday afternoon.

The Cards (15-4, 5-1) survived a late scare from Boston College (13-7, 3-4) en route to a 77-69 victory.

It was a back-and-forth game until late in the second half, when Louisville built up an 18-point lead with 3:57 to play.

But, the Eagles stormed back, cutting the Cardinal lead to only two with :33 to play.

UofL then scored the final six points of the game, all at the free throw line.

The Cardinals were led by forward Deng Adel, who notched his fourth career double-double with a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds. All of Adel’s points and rebounds came in the second half.

Forward Jordan Nwora also had a solid outing for the Cards, scoring 15 points on five-of-eight (62.5%) shooting. After the game, Nwora said his confidence is continuing to increase:

Nwora’s big afternoon helped the Cards outscore the Eagles in bench points 22-2.

Guard VJ King added 15 points for the Cards, while forward Malik Williams tacked on 10 points.

Forward Ray Spalding had five points, and also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds.

Boston College was led by guard Jerome Robinson’s game-high 19 points.

Up next for Louisville is a trip to Coral Gables, Fl., where it will take on No. 25 Miami (FL) (14-4, 3-3). Tip-off is set for Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

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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