UofL BASKETBALL | Cards Win Shootout Over Virginia Tech

01/13/2018 07:25 PM

For the second year in a row, Louisville scored 94 points against Virginia Tech inside the KFC Yum! Center.

The Cardinals (13-4, 3-1) held off the Hokies (13-5, 2-3) on Saturday afternoon in this year’s meeting. The final was 94-86.

UofL guard Deng Adel stole the show, finishing with a double-double. He ended up with a game-high 27 points on 10-of-15 (66.7%) shooting, while also hauling in 11 rebounds.

Joining Adel in double-digit socring for the Cards were guard Quentin Snider with 19 points, forward VJ King with 16 points and guard Ryan McMahon with 10 points.

The Cards shot the ball well on Saturday, going 31-of-59 (52.5%) from the field, including 13-of-23 (56.5%) from three-point range.

There were plenty of big plays by both teams on Saturday although arguably none was more impressive than UofL guard Darius Perry’s behind-the-back pass to forward Dwayne Sutton in the first half:

Virginia Tech was led by guard Justin Robinson’s team-high 23 points. Forward Kerry Blackshear, Jr. also had a solid performance, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Up next for the Cards is a trip to Notre Dame to face the Fighting Irish (13-5, 3-2). Tip-off is set for Tuesday at 7 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.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

Whether he is working sporting events or not, he always loves talking sports. He is a prolific tweeter, so if you want to stay “in the know” about sports in the Bluegrass, follow Andrew on Twitter @ADChernoff. If you have a story idea for our sports team, send it to Andrew at Andrew.Chernoff@charter.com.


Subscribe to email updates.

Subscribe and get the latest Sports Night info delivered to your inbox.