It took 2 overtimes, the game was ugly and some classic Notre Dame magic occurred, but Louisville earned their first win in South Bend since 1994. Louisville outlasted the Irish through a full 50 minutes of play to win with a final score of 82-78.
Louisville was led tonight by Ray Spalding’s double-double consisting of 23 points (career high) and 12 rebounds. Quentin Snider had an impressive game and showed up when it mattered most. The senior finished with 22 points and 7 assists. Deng Adel also had a quiet but important 14 points.
This game was huge for Louisville to win. Not only was it a tough road contest, but the fact the Cards continually got hit in the mouth and responded every time speaks volumes to how far this team has come. A few weeks ago very few people believed in this team and now they’ve done something UofL hasn’t been able to do since 1994.
4-1 in the ACC feels great. The way this team has responded since the UK game has been nothing short of incredible. Hopefully those with tickets will actually start going because this team has more than earned total fan support (as if they had to), so start going to the games.
Up next: Louisville hosts Boston College on Sunday at noon.