Louisville vs Virginia Tech: Postgame Recap

(Photo Cred: William Caudill)

(Photo Cred: William Caudill)

Today’s game didn’t go according to the script for Louisville. The Cards didn’t live up to their No. 3 national ranking and No. 1 ACC ranking for 3-point defense against the hot-shooting Hokies. But the Cards won in a shootout, of all games by a score of 94-90.

Virginia Tech shot 65% from 3-point range, scored 44 points in the 1st half (the most allowed at home since 2013), and seemed to make everything they threw at the basket; however, it wasn’t enough to beat the Cards. Louisville would extend its lead and seem like they’d run away with the game then the Hokies would answer, but VTech fell a few answers short as Louisville pulled away enough late to keep their ACC title hopes alive.

Donovan Mitchell led the way with 26 points on 8-13 shooting, Quentin Snider proved he’s back to 100% with 19 points, Jaylen Johnson added 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Deng Adel and Ryan McMahon each scored 9 points in the winning effort.

With the win today, Louisville sets themselves up with a chance to put a stronghold on the ACC title if the Cards can win at North Carolina when the they travel to Chapel Hill on Wednesday for 9pm game on ESPN. Louisville is in a great position after today’s win, but if the Cards play as slouchy defense against the Tar Heels as they did today, a win at Chapel Hill will be hard to fathom. Nonetheless, the Cards took care of business today, doesn’t matter how, it’s still a W on the schedule.

Go Cards!

About Mitch Motley

University of Louisville student, Diehard Cards fan, Basketball Coach of the Louisville Spartans and St. Patrick Celtics

Posted on February 18, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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