By Sam Draut–
Fans bid farewell to Damion Lee and Trey Lewis as Louisville plays its final home game of the season against Georgia Tech on Tuesday the KFC YUM! Center. The two fifth-year graduate seniors, along with Dillon Avare, who graduates as a third-year sophomore, will be honored in a pre-game scenario.
Louisville (22-7 overall, 11-5 in the ACC) is still in the midst of the ACC regular season championship race, behind Miami and North Carolina headed into the final week of the season. Georgia Tech is currently on a four-game winning streak after starting 3-9 in the ACC.
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Starting five- Damion Lee, Trey Lewis, Jaylen Johnson, Deng Adel and Chinanu Onuaku.
15:59 first half- Georgia Tech leads Louisville 7-4. Georgia Tech jumped out to a 7-0 lead, Johnson and Onuaku scored back-to-back baskets in the low-post to trim into the deficit.
10:57 first half- Georgia Tech leads Louisville 13-12. After falling behind 7-0, Louisville went on an 8-0 run, Onuaku and Johnson have four points a piece, and the Cardinals have been able to disrupt Georgia Tech’s half-court offense.
6:16 first half- Georgia Tech leads Louisville 20-19. Matz Stockman called for foul that was initially called a jump ball. Louisville is shooting 8 of 25 from the field while Georgia Tech is 9 of 18.
3:13 first half- Georgia Tech leads Louisville 25-24. Louisville has been missing shots and Georgia Tech is shooting at a 50-percent clip. The Cardinals have been able to string together baskets yet,Lee is 3 of 9 from the field, Onuaku has seven points and seven rebounds.
1:58 first half- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 28-25. Timeout Georgia Tech. Ray Spalding made a put-back floater after Onuaku’s drive to the basket was blocked.
Halftime: Louisville leads Georgia Tech 28-27. Onuaku has seven points and seven rebounds. The Cardinals are shooting 31-percent from the field. Georgia Tech is shooting 44-percent from the field.
18:17 second half- Georgia Tech leads 31-30. Rick Pitino calls a full timeout.
14:16 second half- Louisville and Georgia Tech tied 34-34. A couple bad turnovers by Louisville has kept the Cardinals from retaking the lead. Onuaku is a rebound away from another double-double.
8:48 second half- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 47-36. Lewis scores in transition and Georgia Tech calls a timeout.
3:53 second half- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 49-40. Final media timeout.
1:29 second half- Louisville leads Georgia Tech 52-49. Pitino calls a timeout as Georgia Tech is on an 11-3 run.
Final: Louisville defeats Georgia Tech 56-53. Onuaku finishes with his 11th double-double. Lee scores 14 points.