By Noah Allison–
Despite knowing there will be no NCAA Tournament birth this year Louisville still came to play against Boston College. Winning 79-47, the Cards improved to an 19-4 record while the Eagles drop to a 7-16 record.
With a supportive and energetic atmosphere to start the game the Cards shut down Boston College early on. Through the first nine minutes of play Louisville led 19-2, allowing just one Boston College field goal.
The onslaught wouldn’t continue as Boston College made a game of it in the second half. With Louisville’s leading scorer in senior Damion Lee out for the game the Cards had to turn to a balanced team effort. Ten different Cardinals made at least one field goal in the match and eventually the Cards depth and size proved too much for the Eagles.
Louisville shot 50 percent from the field compared to Boston College’s 38 percent. Louisville outrebounded Boston College 38-30, had 15 assists compared to BC’s 14 assists and had 7 steals compared to BC’s 7 steals. Louisville’s style of play came to fruition and proved to be the difference as the Eagles finished with 18 turnovers while Louisville capitalized off the play in the paint, finishing with 44 points in the paint.
Louisville was led in scoring by senior guard Trey Lewis who finished with 16 points.
Louisville’s next match is Monday at Duke at 7:00 pm.