By: Dalton Ray–
With just seven minutes remaining in the second half some Louisville fans started to look for the exit. The visitors lead the entire game over the Cardinals and never looked back as they won 63-47. The Cavs shot 57% from the field while U of L was only able to knock down 32%.
Coming into the game viewers were anticipating a tough two-sided defensive effort from both squads. Only one of those teams showed up at the Cardinals seemed loss defensively all game. Chinanu Onuaku only played 19 minutes due to an illness and would tally one point, three fouls, five turnovers and no rebounds. Add on to that Damion Lee and Trey Lewis going a combined 3-of-13 from the field and you end up with a 16 point loss.
Leading the Cards in scoring were two freshman in Ray Spalding and Deng Adel with 12. Quentin Snider was just behind them with nine. The team would shot 11-for-14 from the free throw line but that was about the only bright spot. Every time U of L had a slight chance to make a comeback UVA would quickly respond with a mid-range score or three.
Louisville is now 17-4 on the year and 6-2 in the conference. Virginia cuts into Louisville’s hold on second place in the conference as they now are 6-3. Next up for U of L is North Carolina Monday night at the KFC YUM! Center at 7 p.m.