It may have taken 5 extra minutes, but Louisville earned a big ACC road win tonight against old Big East foe, Syracuse by a score of 76-72.
The Cards battled the Orange all night after leading by double-digits in the first half, Syracuse cut the lead to 4 by halftime. The 2nd half was spent exchanging ties and leads and ultimately an unsuccessful half court heave by Quentin Snider at the buzzer pushed the game into overtime. Louisville played the entire 5-minute segment of OT without star Donovan Mitchell, who fouled out with 3:01 remaining in regulation, but a big 3 and and-1 (missed the free throw) by Ryan McMahon and some big plays and free throws by Anas Mahmoud helped the Cards outlast the Orange by a final score of 76-72.
Donovan Mitchell led the way (despite not playing the OT period) with 16 points, Quentin Snider had 14 points and 6 assists in his second game back, Anas Mahmoud scored 12 points and added 8 rebounds, Deng Adel and Jaylen Johnson each added 7 boards along with 10 and 11 points, respectively.
The Cards got a major road win against the Orange tonight and kept their ACC title hopes alive by doing so. Louisville is now tied for second with FSU at 9-4 trailing UNC (9-3) by .5 games.
Up next the Cards host Virginia Tech on Saturday at 1pm on the ACC Network.