By Noah Allison–
The 19-ranked Louisville Cardinals scored early and scored often as they defeated the Kennesaw State Owls 94-57 on Wednesday night. With the victory Louisville improves to 8-1 overall while the Owls fall to 3-9 on the season.
Louisville’s defense gave the Owls trouble from the start. Kennesaw State didn’t score their second field goal until the 10:27 mark in the first half. Out-rebounding the Owls 47-22, Louisville’s size and athleticism proved to be too overwhelming at every position on the floor. Kennesaw State was held to 39 percent shooting while the Cards shot at 59 percent from the floor.
Louisville was led in scoring by senior forward Damion Lee who had 18 points and added seven rebounds. Other impact players on the night were sophomore center Chinanu Onuaku with 16 points and seven rebounds. Senior guard Trey Lewis added 13 points and three rebounds.
Freshman guard Donovan Mitchell brought energy off the bench. He had four dunks on the way to his 10 points and six rebounds.
Bright spots for Kennesaw State were senior guard Yonel Brown who had 19 points and junior guard Kendrick Ray who added 13 points and five assists.
Louisville returns for its fourth home game in a row on Saturday against Western Kentucky at 12:00 pm in the KFC Yum! Center.