Cardinals Play at Indiana on Saturday

first_img Live Stats Louisville trails Indiana 9-10 in their series that dates back to 1921, but the Cardinals have won the last four matchups. In the last meeting last year, Louisville prevailed 71-62 in the KFC Yum! Center as Deng Adel scored a team-high 16 points and Ray Spalding produced a double-double for the Cardinals with 10 points and 14 rebounds. The UofL and IU campuses are separated by 107 miles. Louisville has won once in five previouis visits to Bloomington, a 75-64 Cardinal victory on Nov. 24, 1985. Story Links The Cardinals are very balanced on the offensive end, with six players averaging over eight points.  Sophomore Jordan Nwora leads the Cardinals in in scoring and rebounding with 17.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.  Steven Enoch ranks second on the team, averaging 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.   Ryan McMahon averages 9.0 points a game while Darius Perry averages 8.6 points per game, while leading the team from behind the line, shooting 44.4 percent from behind the line. V.J. King rounds out the top scorers with 8.6 points per game. Indiana Game Notes Louisville plays its final non-conference road game of the season as the Cardinals visit the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington, Ind. on Saturday. Louisville (6-2) won its third straight game in beating Central Arkansas 86-41 on Wednesday as the Cardinals shot 51.7 percent from the field, limited the Bears to 25 percent accuracy and held a +12 rebounding advantage. Jordan Nwora produced his fourth game this season with 20 or more points with 21 points, five rebounds and three assists. V.J. King scored a season-high 17 points and added six rebounds and four assists. Steven Enoch posted career highs of 16 points and nine rebounds. Freshman guard Romeo Langford, whose high school in New Albany, Ind. is less than 10 miles from the UofL campus, leads the Hoosiers in scoring averaging 17.9 points per game. Senior forward Juwan Morgan, who had 17 points and nine rebounds against the Cardinals last season, is IU’s top rebounder, averaging 8.4 rebounds and 15.6 points. The Hoosies are sixth in the nation in field goal percentage (.517) and 27th nationally in three-point field goal percentage defense (.270).center_img Louisville Game Notes Indiana (7-2, 2-0 Big Ten) has been successful in its first two Big Ten Conference games of the season, winning 68- 66 over Northwestern last Saturday and 64-62 at Penn State on Tuesday. Over the last seven years, Louisville has won 11 of its 12 road or neutral games in December, with the exception of three games at Kentucky (0-3). Louisville limited Central Arkansas to 41 points, including just four over the last 12 minutes of the game. It was their lowest scoring total in five years. Over the last five seasons, Louisville has held 48 opponents below 60 points, including 13 below 50. Louisville has made 36 more free throws (189-of-247, .765) than its opponents have attempted (110-of-152). Louisville is second in the nation in free throw attempts per field goal attempts (247/442, 55.9 percent) and is second in the nation with 28.3 percent of its points coming from free throws. UofL is 24th in the nation in free throw percentage. Nearly half of Louisville’s points this year have come from its bench (37.9 points per game). The Cards’ bench produced a school-record 63 bench points against Southern and contributed 38 points in its last game vs Central Arkansas. UofL has scored over 80 points in six of its eight games and rank 39th in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 83.5 points per game. Louisville has a 39-7 record during the month of December over the last six years. Louisville’s 2019 signing class is ranked as the best in the nation by ESPN.com, third by Rivals.com and fourth by 247sports.com. All six individuals are ranked highly among the nation’s prospects, including five of the six among ESPN’s top 100. The impressive signing class includes Aidan Igiehon, David Johnson, Josh Nickelberry, Quinn Slazinski, Samuell Williamson and Jae’Lyn Withers.Print Friendly Version CARD FILES GAME 9Date: Dec. 8, 2018Time: 2:30 p.m.Site: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,472), Bloomington, Ind.Television: FOX – Joe Davis, play-by-play; Steve Lavin, analyst; Lisa Byington, reporter.Radio: WKRD (790 AM) Paul Rogers, play-by-play; Bob Valvano, analyst (XM channel 383, Internet 974)Series History: Louisville trails 9-10 (5-3 in Louisville, 1-4 in Bloominton, 3-3 neutral)Last Meeting: UofL 71, Indiana 62 (Dec. 9, 2017 at KFC Yum! Center)Officials: Terry Wymer, Lamont Simpson, Mike EadesNext UofL Game: Dec. 12 vs. Lipscomb, KFC Yum! Center, 7:01 p.m. ET (Regional Sports Networks/Fox Sports South in Louisville)last_img

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