The Louisville Cardinals trailed well into the second half, but responded in time for a 68-64 win over Georgia Tech at home on Wednesday night. Louisville improved to 16-3 overall and 7-1 in the ACC. Georgia Tech fell to 8-11 and 3-6.
Steven Enoch and Malik Williams led all Cardinal scorers with 13. David Johnson and Jordan Nwora each added 10 points, respectively. Louisville shot 47.4 percent from the field and only 60.9 percent from the free throw line. The Cards were out-rebounded 34-33.
For Georgia Tech, Michael Devoe led the way with 21 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Jose Alvarado had 13 points and 10 boards. The Yellow Jackets shot 54.8 percent from the field.
This was a game that looked like it should not be very close. Louisville was coming off its best performance of the season and Georgia Tech has been one of the worst teams in the league. Considering the momentum gained from the previous 3-game road trip, you would have hoped for a more encouraging performance. Louisville trailed by 6 at halftime and by as many as 11 later on in the second half. Louisville looked to be in control when it established an 11 point lead of its own at the 5:00 mark, but Tech came back and had the ball down by 1 with under 30 seconds left. This one was way too close for comfort, and its especially disappointing after what we saw from the Cards this past Saturday.
A win is a win, though, and Louisville remains atop the ACC alongside Florida State. With a rather dull schedule in the coming weeks, it would be nice to see some bigger wins ahead.
Louisville remains at home for a Saturday matchup with Clemson at 2:00 p.m. ET.