UofL MEN'S BASKETBALL | Team White Wins Big Over Team Red in Final Scrimmage
10/21/2016 10:35 PM
The second and final Red-White scrimmage of the season was a lot more lopsided than the first scrimmage a week ago, as Team White won 123-80 over Team Red Friday night.
The first Red-White scrimmage resulted in a Team Red 105-102 victory.
The Cards’ final instraquad scrimmage can be summed up by Team White’s shooting percentage. It went 42-75 (56%) from the field throughout the game, including 18-36 (50%) from behind-the-arc.
Nine of those three-pointers came from sophomore guard Jay Henderson. Henderson went 9-10 (90%) from three-point territory to lead all scorers with 29 points Friday.
Two other Cardinal players on Team White scored at least 20 points, forward Deng Adel (22) and guard Donovan Mitchell (21), who also had 11 rebounds.
Meanwhile, Team Red was led by forward V.J. King’s 17-point performance.
Other players also came up big tonight for both teams.
In addition to Donovan Mitchell’s double-double, forwards Jaylen Johnson and Anas Mahmoud each had double-doubles. Johnson finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Mahmoud finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Team Red’s Ray Spalding had the only double-double on his side. The forward had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Team White got off to a fast start in the contest. Its play in the first half helped Team White take a 65-44 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The next time fans can see Louisville in action will be November 3rd inside the KFC Yum! Center, when the Cards face Kentucky Wesleyan in the team’s first exhibition game of the season. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
NEWS & NOTES:
Head coach Rick Pitino said forward Mangok Mathiang is back at practice. He hopes to have Mathiang back in the lineup by the “Battle 4 Atlantis,” although Pitino did say that timetable would be very optimistic.
Mathiang has been out of the lineup since he broke his left foot in December of last season.
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