By Sam Draut–
Final: Louisville defeats Florida State 84-65.
3:56 second half- Louisville leads 77-49. Final media timeout.
7:19 second half- Louisville leads 70-41. Cardinals have stretched the lead out to 29 points, Pitino will probably empty the bench within the next few minutes. Louisville is shooting 28 of 56 from the field. Lewis has made all three field goal attempts, he has six points and four assists.
11:50 second half- Louisville leads 57-36. Snider hit another three-pointer, his third of the game. The sophomore has 17 points, shooting the ball with so much more confidence.
13:34 second half- Louisville leads 52-34. Lee hits a three-pointer from the corner. Lee is shooting 4 of 14 from the field, up to 11 points. FSU is shooting 2 of 10 (20-percent) from the field in the second half.
15:55 second half- Louisville leads 49-31. Snider scored on a floater from the free-throw line as the shot clock expired. Snider has 14 points on 6 of 7 shooting from the field.
Halftime: Louisville leads Florida State 41-27. Mahmoud caught an alley-oop pass from Mitchell in transition and the Cardinals have their largest lead of the game to end the first half. Mitchell has a team-high nine points. Onuaku has a game-high nine rebounds along with six points. Louisville is shooting 17 of 37 from the field while Florida State is shooting 11 of 25 from the field. The Cardinals hold the rebounding edge 24 to 14.
3:52 first half- Louisville leads 29-23. Anas Mahmoud had a bad turnover on the offensive end, then got lost in the transition, and Devon Bookert drilled a corner three-pointer. Louisville had its largest lead of 12 points a minute-and-a-half earlier, Florida State has cut it in half. David Levitch playing extended minutes at the point guard spot.
5:27 first half- Louisville leads 27-15. Mitchell had one of the most ridiculous put back dunks to give Louisville its largest lead of the game. A possession later, Lee hit a three-pointer at the top of the key.
7:59 first half- Louisville leads FSU 21-15. Johnson and Lewis will probably sit for the remainder of the first half, each with two fouls. Onuaku has four points and six rebounds, but missed a couple of put backs on the past two possessions. Cardinals shooting 9 of 20 from the field, FSU 6 of 17.
11:50 first half- Louisville leads FSU 15-10. Deng Adel checked in a few moments ago, pulled down a rebound. He moved awkwardly around on his only possession on offense, the freshman is still working to get back to where he was before his injury. Snider had a sort of put back layup around the low block and has seven points.
15:24 first half- Louisville leads FSU 11-4. Pace of play picked up in the last sequence, Lewis made a transition layup off of a turnover. It is good for him to make his shot, he has been struggling in ACC play, missed all six shots on Thursday against Pitt. Snider has five points. Cardinals shooting 5 of 8 from the field.
17:02 first half- Louisville leads FSU 4-2. Mitchell had a nice drive and layup, ends up being the first player replaced, Trey Lewis is the first sub of the game.
Starting five- Chinanu Onuaku, Jaylen Johnson, Donovan Mitchell, Damion Lee, Quentin Snider.
After putting together its best defensive performance last Thursday against Pitt, Louisville returns to play against Florida State on Wednesday.
The 9 p.m. tip-off features the Seminoles (12-5 overall, 2-3 in the ACC) in their first visit to the KFC YUM! Center.
Chinanu Onuaku registered his fourth consecutive double-double against Pitt and it was the Cardinals (14-3 overall, 3-1 in the ACC) first win over a ranked team this season.
Louisville held Pitt to a season-low 41 points and the Cardinals lead the nation in field goal percentage defense (35.7-percent) and scoring margin (+22.8 points).
Trey Lewis was held scoreless for the first time this season in Thursday’s game, so bouncing back after a slow start in ACC play will be important for the fifth-year graduate transfer from Cleveland State.