The Louisville Men’s Basketball team had their final exhibition of the season on Tuesday night. The Cards defeated Bellarmine 72-57 in a game where the offense was not as crisp as we had seen in the previous exhibition and scrimmages. Louisville shot just 45% from the field and only 33% from behind the 3-point line.
The offense may not have been firing on all cylinders, but the size of the Cards was enough to control the Division 2 opponent. The rebounding numbers heavily favored Louisville. Bellarmine was out rebounded 43-25, including 14 offensive boards for the Cards. After the game, Coach Padgett focused on the amount of turnovers his team had. 20 turnovers, leading to 14 points for the Knights was not what Padgett wanted to see.
Louisville was led by Deng Adel (21 pts, 7 reb) and VJ King (14 pts). Anas Mahmoud chipped in 9 points along with 11 rebounds (7 offensive), while Quentin Snider had a quiet night with 5 points and 6 assists in 37 minutes.
The Cards return to action this Sunday, November 12th at 2 PM at the KFC Yum! Center to take on George Mason for the first official game of the season.
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