UofL BASKETBALL | Tar Heels Too Much For Louisville

02/17/2018 11:01 PM

The No. 14/16 North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team (21-7, 10-5 ACC) visited the KFC Yum! Center Saturday night and downed the Louisville Cardinals (18-9, 8-6 ACC) 93-76.

Five UNC players scored in double-figures, led by senior guard Joel Berry’s 23 points. Berry also added five assists, eight rebounds, one block and one steal in his 36 minutes.

Louisville was led by junior forward Deng Adel, who returned to the court after missing the last two games due to a sprained ankle. Adel scored 20 points, four rebounds, six assists, and two steals in 30 minutes.

Junior forward Ray Spalding added 18 for Louisville, notching a double-double with 12 boards. He had one assist, one block and two steals as well. Senior point guard Quentin Snider added 12.

UofL shot 45.2 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from three-point range, while Carolina went 48.6 percent and 44.4 percent, respectively.

UNC beat the Cards on the boards, out-rebounding them 44 to 32. They won the points in the paint battle 42-38 and dominated off second-chance points, 22-6. Louisville won the bench battle, outscoring the Heels 35-9, as well as off fast break (5-0).

The Cardinals are back in action Wednesday at No. 12 Duke. Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. eastern.

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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