UofL BASKETBALL | Veterans Lead the Way for Cards in Exhibition Victory

10/30/2017 08:56 PM

The UofL veterans stepped up for the Cards in their first exhibition game of the season.

The No. 16 Louisville men’s basketball team began its 2017-2018 campaign on Monday evening with a 101-64 win over Kentucky Wesleyan inside the KFC Yum! Center.

Anas Mahmoud led the way for the Cardinals with 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting. Mahmoud also had seven blocks on the night.

Joining Mahmoud for the Cards in double-digit scoring was Ray Spalding (15), Dwayne Sutton (13), Deng Adel (12) and Quentin Snider (10).

In fact, Sutton, like Mahmoud, was solid when shooting the ball, going 5-of-6 from the field, including 3-of-3 from behind-the-arc.

The result was never in doubt for UofL as the Cards found themselves up 54-35 at halftime. Click on the video below for first half highlights:

Monday was the first time Padgett was the acting head coach of the Cards when they faced another opponent.

UofL is back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 7 when it hosts Bellarmine. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET inside the KFC Yum! Center.

Meanwhile, Kentucky Wesleyan plays next on Friday against Montevallo as part of the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic. Tip-off is set for 9:30 p.m. ET at The Ford Center in Evansville, In.

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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