By Micah Brown —
Missed free throws and rebounds haunted men’s basketball (15-5) on the road against Miami as Louisville fell to the Canes 78-75.
Miami (15-4) out-rebounded Louisville 49-38, including an important offensive rebound off a missed free throw in overtime, which allowed the Canes to extend their lead to four.
Senior Quentin Snider led U of L in scoring, finishing with 18 points. Senior Anas Mahmoud also contributed with 15 points of his own as well as 13 by junior Deng Adel.
Junior Ray Spalding just missed out on a double-double with nine points and 13 rebounds along with five blocks.
For Miami, Lonnie Walker IV posted a game-high 25 points alongside a clutch block on a Ryan McMahon three-point attempt, which could have put the Cards up one with two seconds remaining in the game.
While Louisville has been consistent from the line this season, the Cards simply could not get the job done from the charity stripe in Coral Gables. Louisville shot just 16-25 from the free throw line, while Miami capitalized on 22 of their 31 free throws.
While the loss may be discouraging for the team, the Cards still find themselves tied for second place with Duke in the ACC with a 5-2 record.
Louisville has a quick turnaround, as they host Wake Forest Saturday, Jan. 27 at the KFC Yum! Center.
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Photo by Taris Smith / The Louisville Cardinal