UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Win Season-Opener Against Evansville

11/11/2016 10:17 PM

The Louisville Cardinals walked away with their 100th win in the KFC Yum! Center after a hard-fought battle against the Evansville Purple Aces, winning 78-47.

Evansville jumped ahead in the first-half, 26-20. Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino then called a momentum-shifting time out.

UofL’s Jaylen Johnson had a double-double, scoring 19, and grabbing 14 rebounds. He also had 3 blocks. UofE’s Jaylon Brown also scored 19- with 1 steal and 1 rebound, respectively.

Louisville’s Quentin Snider got into some early foul trouble and scored only three points, but Donovan Mitchell was able to score 15 and grabbed five rebounds and four steals.

Mangok Mathiang also played a full 20 minutes in only his second game back, scoring nine points and seven rebounds. Anas Mahmoud also scored in double-figures, with ten points, a steal and four rebounds as well.

The Cardinals out-scored the Purple Aces 43-27 before halftime, and 35-20 in the second half.

Louisville dominated in the paint, with 46 points, but Evansville was able to grab 12 off turnovers and score four second-chance points.

The all-time series between the two is now tied at 13-13.

The Cards are back in action at home on Monday against William and Mary at 7:00 p.m.

Rick Pitino post-game:

Rick Pitino on Veteran’s Day:

Rick Pitino’s thoughts on President-Elect Donald Trump:

Anas Mahmoud post-game:

Donovan Mitchell post-game:

Jaylen Johnson reacts to Pitino saying he can play like Tristian Thompson:

Mangok Mathiang post-game:

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