Gameday Recap: Louisville Vs. Clemson

The Louisville men’s basketball team finally snapped its losing streak on Saturday in a 70-61 win over Clemson at home. The Cards now sit at 12-14 on the year and 6-10 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 4-12 and 12-15. Louisville had not won a game since Jan. 19.

Noah Locke led Louisville with 15 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists. Malik Williams added 12 points and 5 boards. El Ellis was also in double figures with 11 points and 3 assists.

For Clemson, Al-Amir Dawes led all scorers with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. Chase Hunter added 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists. The Tigers were held to 43.1-percent shooting from the field.

At this point in the season, each player on the roster is almost auditioning for next year. There are a couple guys on the roster who won’t be playing college basketball next season, but the majority of these guys will be.

It sounds like the new head coaching hire is imminent in the next couple weeks, and that coach’s first job will be determining who stays on this roster heading into 2023. Another year of massive roster turnover might be expected, but there are a group of guys that will surely stick around. Even those who might be headed out the door are trying to attract suitors from around the country.

That might not be the only factor, but it is clear that the players on this roster have appeared more motivated than ever over the past few weeks, and they were finally rewarded with a win on Saturday.

Up Next:

Louisville heads on the road for a Monday night matchup with North Carolina at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Postgame Pressers:

Coach Mike Pegues

Malik Williams

Noah Locke

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