UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Survive Scare from Albany

12/21/2017 08:19 AM

The UofL men’s basketball team survived a scare from Albany on Wednesday night in the Gotham Classic.

The Cards (9-2) took advantage of a couple big baskets en route to a 70-68 win over the Great Danes (11-3).

Louisville found itself trailing with roughly two minutes to play in the game, before Ray Spalding hit a jumper with 1:40 to play and Ryan McMahon hit a three-pointer with 1:02 to play.

Albany did have a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but a three-point attempt by Devonte Campbell was off the mark.

Louisville’s Quentin Snider led the way for the Cards with a game-high 19 points. McMahon added 15 points for the Cards, while Deng Adel ended the night with 13 points.

The Cards will look to extend their winning streak to six games on Saturday, when they host Grand Canyon (8-3) at 1 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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