By Sam Draut–
Final- Louisville defeats Boston College 79-47. Lewis leads the Cardinals with 16 points and Adel added 13 points. Louisville improves to 19-4 overall and 8-2 in the ACC.
3:59 second half- Louisville leads Boston College 64-41. Mitchell had an emphatic alley-oop dunk off a pass from Adel a possession earlier. Final media timeout.
7:24 second half- Louisville leads Boston College 58-35. Lewis became the first double-figure Cardinal scorer moments ago, he has 12 points. Louisville has its largest lead of the game, 23 points.
8:55 second half- Louisville leads Boston College 51-35. Snider hit a corner three-pointer, Boston College calls a timeout.
11:50 second half- Louisville leads Boston College 48-33. Snider scored on a fast-break layup. Boston College is sticking around, the Eagles have hit 3 of 5 three-pointers this half.
15:24 second half- Louisville leads Boston College 41-28. Mitchell had a strong drive into the lane and made a floater. Adel deflected the ball on the ensuing possession to send the teams into the first media timeout of the second half. Boston College narrowed the deficit to nine points, 37-28, before Louisville went on a quick 4-0 run.
18:35 second half- Louisville leads Boston College 33-20. Pitino calls a timeout after BC starts the first minute-and-a-half of the second half on a 6-1 run.
Halftime- Louisville leads Boston College 32-14. Nine Cardinals have scored led by Johnson’s team-high seven points. Louisville’s defense held Boston College to a first-half season low 14 points, the Eagles had 11 turnovers and shot 6 of 20 from the field.
2:15 first half- Louisville leads 27-14. Pitino calls a timeout, the Cardinals have hit a lull and haven’t scored in a few minutes. Boston College is moving the ball better on offense, getting some better looks at the basket.
3:27 first half- Louisville leads Boston College 27-14. Onuaku picked up his second foul moments ago, but the sophomore center has been active on the floor today, he has two points, seven rebounds and three assists.
7:47 first half- Louisville leads Boston College 25-7. Pitino has already played 10, six have scored. Adel is getting good minutes in the first half, the freshman forward has five points.
8:37 first half- Louisville leads 25-6. Boston College calls another timeout. Louisville’s defense is suffocating BC, the Eagles only have 10 shots compared to the Cardinals 20.
11:59 first half- Louisville leads Boston College 19-2. BC has seven turnovers and Louisville has nine points off of those takeaways. 12 of the Cardinals 19 points have come in the paint. Onuaku and Johnson are moving the ball well around the low-block.
13:08 first half- Louisville leads Boston College 19-2. Donovan Mitchell is the first player off the bench for Pitino, and hits a three-pointer on his first possession.
14:03 first half- Louisville leads Boston College 16-2. BC calls a timeout. The Cardinals have been active on the defense, plenty of deflections, Adel picked off a pass near midcourt and finished layup on the other end after the turnovers. Johnson already has seven points on 3 of 4 shooting from the field.
15:33 first half-Louisville leads Boston College 9-2. The Cardinals forced a BC shot clock violation on the possession before the media timeout. Lewis knocked down a three-pointer on the opposite end of the floor before Boston College’s possession. He has five points. Pitino is leaving his starting five in after the timeout.
17:21 first half- Louisville leads Boston College 4-2. Onuaku scored around the low-block after being fouled. The sophomore missed the ensuing free-throw.
Starting five- Quentin Snider, Trey Lewis, Deng Adel, Jaylen Johnson and Chinanu Onuaku.
A day after Louisville learned it wouldn’t be playing in the postseason this year, the Cardinals are back to basketball at noon facing off against Boston College.
Damion Lee and Trey Lewis spoke with media members yesterday, saying the team “didn’t deserve” the self-imposed postseason ban. Coach Rick Pitino urged fans to support the two fifth-year graduate seniors in their final four home games.
On Monday, Louisville (18-4 overall, 7-2 in the ACC) defeated second-ranked North Carolina 71-65. The Cardinals biggest win of the season came two days after Louisville suffered a deflating loss to then 11th-ranked Virginia.
Lee won’t be playing today, he suffered a bruised knee in practice earlier this week.