UofL MEN'S BASKETBALL | Cards Pull Away Late in 1st Half and Never Look Back

11/14/2016 10:17 PM

The #12 Louisville Cardinals led 34-31 with around two minutes to play until halftime.

Then, they scored the game’s next 16 points and never looked back.

The Cards (2-0) won their second game of the regular season by topping William & Mary (1-1) 91-58 on Monday night.

Freshman guard V.J. King led the way for UofL with a game-high 17 points. He was 7-11 (63.6%) from the field, including 3-3 (100%) from behind the arc.

Four other Cardinals scored in double-digits.

Deng Adel added 16 points for Cards, seven of which came from the free throw line.

Quentin Snider and Jaylen Johnson each tacked on 13 points apiece. In fact, Johnson was only one rebound away from getting his second-straight double-double, as he finished with nine rebounds.

Meanwhile, Ray Spalding accounting for 10 Cardinal points.

UofL had the advantage over William & Mary in numerous statistical categories on Monday. Louisville outscored the Tribe 46-22 (+24) in the paint, and also outscored the Tribe 22-5 (+17) off turnovers.

On the other side of the court, William & Mary was led by Mount Sterling, KY product Omar Prewitt’s 14 points. Joining him with 14 points for W&M was Nathan Knight.

Next up for the Cardinals is a home game Thursday afternoon against Long Beach St. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew became managing editor and sports anchor of cn|2 Sports in September 2016. Andrew, a native of Carmel, IN, is glad to be back in the Midwest. Prior to joining cn|2, Andrew spent four years in Beaumont, TX as an award-winning weekend sports anchor/reporter at KFDM/KBTV. Before his time in Texas, he attended school at Syracuse University, where he graduated in 2012 with dual majors in broadcast journalism and political science. Andrew is a huge fan of all sports, but his favorite is open-wheel racing, specifically Formula 1 and IndyCar.
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