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Highlights, Photos and Notes: Michigan State 73, Louisville 64

The highlights, photo gallery and team & player notes from Louisville's loss at Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. - With head coach Chris Mack back with the program, and playing in their first true road game of the season, Louisville fell just short at Michigan State in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Atlantic Coast Conference put together a highlight tape of the matchup, which you can see here:

Team Notes:

  • Louisville is now 6-6 all-time against Michigan State, including a 0-4 mark in East Lansing.
  • The Cardinals were out-rebounded 37-31 in the loss. UofL is 1-2 this season when losing the battle on the boards.
  • Louisville grabbed 10 offensive rebounds, its fourth consecutive game with at least 10 on the offensive end.
  • Louisville matched its season high with 19 turnovers forced, also done against Navy.
    • The Cardinals scored 21 points off turnovers, their second-highest total of the season.
  • UofL picked up nine steals, the fifth time in seven games with at least nine.
  • The Cardinals knocked down seven three-pointers, giving them seven or more in six of the seven games this season.

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Player Notes:

  • El Ellis scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 4-for-7 on three-pointers.
    • Ellis had scored just 27 points through his first six games with the Cardinals.
    • The 22 points are the most by a Louisville player this season.
    • Ellis scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, including all four of his made three-pointers.
    • Ellis scored 18 of Louisville's final 19 points over the last 7:17 of the game.
  • Dre Davis finished with 15 points, his third game in double figures in the last four contests.
  • Malik Williams notched his third double-digit scoring game of the season with 10 points and eight rebounds.
  • Jarrod West added to his career steals total with three more on Wednesday, his third game this season with at least three.
  • Gabe Wiznitzer made his first appearance of the season with four minutes in the second half after missing the first six games with an injury.

NOTE: Photos courtesy of Nick King of Lansing State Journal, Dale Young of USA TODAY Sports.

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