UofL BASKETBALL | Cards' Winning Streak Snapped

01/24/2018 09:46 PM

The Louisville men’s basketball team continued its recent road trend of being involved in down-to-the-wire finishes.

The result though Wednesday night did not come out their way.

Miami (FL) (15-5, 4-3) snapped the Cards’ four-game winning streak, topping UofL (15-5, 5-2) in an overtime thriller. The Hurricanes won 78-75.

Three of the last four UofL road games have needed at least one overtime period to determine a winner. Louisville is 1-2 in those games, beating Notre Dame, but losing to both No. 25 Clemson and Miami (FL).

Louisville struggled in the overtime period on Wednesday against Miami (FL), as it did not make a field goal in OT. All of UofL’s six points in OT came from the free throw line.

The free throw line was actually a struggle for the Cards, as they only went 16-of-25 (64.0%) from the charity stripe during the game.

Miami (FL) guard Lonnie Walker IV led all scorers with a game-high 25 points.

Meanwhile, UofL was led by guard Quentin Snider’s 18 points.

Up next for Louisville is a home game Saturday night against Wake Forest (8-12, 1-7). Tip-off is set for 8 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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