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College Basketball – Louisville Easily Handles Boston College

Louisville continues to roll

Louisville continues to roll

No. 6 Louisville kept on rolling after easily beating Boston College 90 – 67.  It was U of L’s third straight win and seventh out of eight.  

Shooting has been a sore spot for the Cardinals for much of the season, but lately the offense has caught up with their suffocating defense.  The Cards shot 57.6 percent from the field including 6 – 14 from  3-point range.  They out rebounded the Eagles 32 – 26.

Donovan Mitchell and Deng Adel led the Cards with 19 points apiece.  Mitchell continued his strong play at the point position dishing out three assist, grabbing three rebounds, and getting four steals.  

Mitchell said earlier in the week that the next guy to step up and take his game to the next level would be Adel.  Adel finished 7 – 10 from the floor and showed what type of one-two punch he and Mitchell can be going forward.

The Louisville bench outscored Boston College 32 – 23.  Mangok Mathiang continues to impress with his improved footwork and ability to catch the ball in the post.  He led the U of L reserves with 16 points and 4 rebounds.  

  1. J. King finished with 11 points and 3 rebounds for the Cardinals.

Louisville improves to (19 – 4, 7 – 3) on the season.  Their 7 – 3 record in league play puts them in a three way tie for second place with Virginia and Notre Dame.

U of L is sure to move up in the rankings this week as the No. 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9 teams all lost on Saturday.  

There is little time to enjoy this victory as the Cards travel to Virginia for a prime time matchup Monday night.  The No. 9 Cavaliers are coming off of a 66 – 62 loss to Syracuse.

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