The Louisville Cardinals bounced back from a 2 game skid to defeat the surging Orange, 72-58. Trey Lewis capped a 22-9 run to close the first half with a 3 pointer at the buzzer, giving the Cards a 28-27 lead at halftime. Louisville then made its first 12 out of 18 field goals to start the second half and never looked back. Big nights were had by Damion Lee who scored 15 points, and Chinanu Onuaku who finished with 13 points and 15 rebounds. Trevor Cooney scored 19 points and Michael Gbinije chipped in 13 as well. But the big story of the night was the dunk contest between Donovan Mitchell and Jaylen Johnson. Those two electrified the crowd on numerous occasions, throwing down several alley-oops as if they were angry at the rim. They provided the added spark that got the crowd and the team going, once that happened there was no stopping them.
Up next, the Cards have Duke at home on Saturday at Noon on ESPN. The Cards will look to avenge the loss at Cameron Indoor. The best part about tonight was it looked like the team was genuinely having fun. Amidst everything, to watch this team go out there and leave it all on the court is truly special. We only have a few games left, let’s give these men the send off their deserve. GO CARDS!
Here are some dunks for you!