UofL MEN'S BASKETBALL | Cards Fall Again in South Bend
01/04/2017 11:05 PM
The #9 Louisville Cardinals fell to the #23 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 77-70 on Wednesday night.
It’s the sixth straight time the Irish (13-2) has beaten the Cards (12-3) inside Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion.
In fact, the last time UofL won in Notre Dame was back in 1994.
The loss also drops UofL to 0-2 in ACC play.
Wednesday’s game was close throughout the 40 minutes of play, although Notre Dame led for the majority of the game.
The Cardinals tied the game 68-68 with two minutes to play after guard Quentin Snider made a free throw. But, the Irish responded by finishing the game on a 9-2 run.
Notre Dame guard Steve Vasturia led all scorers in the match-up with 24 points. He went 9-15 from the field.
Joining Vasturia in double-digits for Notre Dame were guard Matt Farrell (22) and forward Bonzie Colson (18). Colson also added 14 rebounds on the night.
Meanwhile, UofL was led by guard Donovan Mitchell’s 20 points, despite him only shooting 2-10 from three-point territory.
Quentin Snider (12) and forward Deng Adel (10) were the only two other Cards to reach double-figures in scoring.
One of the big differences on the stat sheet was three-point shooting. Notre Dame went 5-12 (88%) from behind the arc, while Louisville went 7-27 (26%) from deep.
Next up for Louisville is a trip to Atlanta, where the Cards will face Georgia Tech Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.
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