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Game Notes: Louisville vs Houston

Cardinal Head      Houston Cougars

18/14 Louisville Cardinals (14-3, 3-1) vs Houston Cougars (10-6, 2-1)

Game Info

Date: Thursday January 16, 2014

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Site: KFC Yum! Center

TV: CBS Sports Network (Dave Ryan, Pete Gillen, Evan Washburn)

Radio: WHAS 840 AM (Paul Rogers and Bob Valvano)

Series Record: UofL leads 13-5

Last Meeting: Houston won 70-67 (Jan. 5, 2005 in Houston)

Officials: Karl Hess, Bryan Kersey, Michael Stephens

Louisville Cardinals

*Point guard Chris Jones will not play after tweaking his oblique muscle.

*Junior forward Wayne Blackshear will come off the bench.

*Starting lineup will be Terry Rozier, Russ Smith, Luke Hancock, Montrezl Harrell, and either Mangok Mathiang or Stephan Van Treese.

*Luke Hancock scored 23 points in the last game against SMU, his new career high. Over his last 4 games, Hancock is averaging 18.5 points per game.

Luke Hancock

Luke Hancock

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON TEAM LEADERS

POINTS PPG FG% FT% 3PT%
R. Smith 18.1 .443 .727 .367
M. Harrell 11.9 .637 .517 1.000
REBOUNDS REB OFF DEF BPG
M. Harrell 8.4 3.2 5.2 1.1
C. Behanan 6.3 3.0 3.3 0.3
ASSISTS APG SPG TO AST/TO
R. Smith 4.9 2.0 2.9 1.7
C. Jones 2.9 1.9 1.6 1.8

Season Stats

GAME STATISTICS
Player GP MIN PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
Russ Smith 17 28.5 18.1 3.2 4.9 2.0 0.1 2.9 .443 .727 .367
Montrezl Harrell 17 26.1 11.9 8.4 0.9 1.2 1.1 1.1 .637 .517 1.000
Chris Jones 16 25.4 11.3 2.2 2.9 1.9 0.1 1.6 .444 .750 .362
Luke Hancock 16 19.9 10.5 2.3 1.5 0.9 0.3 1.1 .383 .864 .299
Wayne Blackshear 17 20.2 9.1 3.1 0.8 1.3 0.6 0.4 .381 .860 .413
Chane Behanan 12 18.6 7.6 6.3 1.0 0.9 0.3 1.3 .636 .447 .000
Terry Rozier 17 18.1 6.7 3.3 1.7 0.6 0.1 0.5 .398 .692 .400
Mangok Mathiang 17 16.3 4.1 4.0 0.5 0.1 1.4 0.7 .523 .561 .000
Stephan Van Treese 17 18.9 2.9 4.7 0.4 0.9 1.1 0.6 .677 .636 .000
Tim Henderson 16 5.9 1.7 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.0 0.1 .391 1.000 .350
Kevin Ware 9 5.9 1.7 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.7 .375 .500 .000
Anton Gill 13 4.8 1.6 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.2 .412 .400 .250
David Levitch 8 2.6 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 .333 .500 .400
Akoy Agau 9 4.9 0.2 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.2 1.000 .000 .000
Totals 17 83 39 15 10 5 11 .468 .673 .360

Houston Cougars

*Houston has not played since January 7, a 61-60 loss to Cincinnati.

*The Cougars have won 3 of their last 4 games, including a 75-71 win against UConn.

*The win over UConn was the first victory over a ranked opponent for Houston since the 2010-2011 season.

*TaShawn Thomas is the 13th player in Houston Cougars history with 1,100 points and 700 rebounds. This season he is averaging 17 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.

TaShawn Thomas

TaShawn Thomas

2013-14 REGULAR SEASON TEAM LEADERS

POINTS PPG FG% FT% 3PT%
T. Thomas 17.0 .629 .573 .333
D. House 15.6 .379 .727 .314
REBOUNDS REB OFF DEF BPG
T. Thomas 8.9 3.1 5.8 3.6
D. House 5.7 1.4 4.3 1.0
ASSISTS APG SPG TO AST/TO
L. Rose 5.1 0.8 2.6 1.9
T. Womack 2.8 0.7 0.9 3.0

Season Stats

GAME STATISTICS
Player GP MIN PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
TaShawn Thomas 16 33.4 17.0 8.9 1.6 1.6 3.6 1.9 .629 .573 .333
Danuel House 7 30.1 15.6 5.7 2.1 1.1 1.0 2.0 .379 .727 .314
Jherrod Stiggers 16 23.9 10.3 2.3 0.9 0.2 0.2 1.1 .361 .659 .323
L.J. Rose 11 28.8 10.1 2.2 5.1 0.8 0.2 2.6 .364 .875 .414
Danrad Knowles 14 20.2 8.2 5.2 0.6 0.5 1.2 1.5 .494 .675 .400
Brandon Morris 16 17.8 5.9 2.2 1.2 0.7 0.1 0.6 .426 .750 .442
Tione Womack 15 22.7 5.1 2.5 2.8 0.7 0.1 0.9 .492 .667 .450
J.J. Richardson 12 12.9 4.4 2.0 0.6 0.7 0.0 1.6 .526 .565 .000
LeRon Barnes 16 14.8 4.1 3.1 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 .404 .727 .444
Jaaron Simmons 16 12.2 2.8 0.7 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.8 .351 .739 .167
Mikhail McLean 16 13.6 2.6 2.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.6 .472 .615 .000
Jimmie Jones 4 10.5 1.0 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.8 .400 .000 .000
Lawrence Paye 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000
Valentine Izundu 4 6.3 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.5 .000 .000 .000
Totals 16 72 36 14 6 6 12 .457 .676 .364
UofL 2013-14 Team Stats HOU
83.0 Points Per Game 72.0
.468 Field Goal % .457
.360 3-Point FG % .364
8.1 3-Point FG Made/Game 5.8
.673 Free Throw % .676
39.1 Rebounds Per Game 36.2
+3.4 Rebounding Margin +0.9
15.1 Assists Per Game 14.1
10.6 Turnovers Per Game 12.0
+7.0 Turnover Margin +0.7
10.1 Steals Per Game 6.1
5.1 Blocks Per Game 6.4

2013-14 AMERICAN STANDINGS

TEAM CONF GB OVR
#19 Cincinnati 5-0 16-2
#18 Louisville 3-1 1.5 14-3
#17 Memphis 3-1 1.5 12-3
Houston 2-1 2 10-6
Southern Methodist 2-2 2.5 12-4
Rutgers 2-2 2.5 8-9
Connecticut 1-2 3 13-3
UCF 1-3 3.5 9-6
South Florida 1-3 3.5 10-7
Temple 0-5 5 5-10
Some info from GoCards.com, uhcougars.com, and espn.com
Photos courtesy of timesunion.com and bigstory.ap.org
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About Justin Renck

I am 28 years old, born and raised in Louisville. Graduated from UofL in 2008. Go Cards! Follow me on twitter @JustinRenck

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