Live Blog: Louisville vs. Boston College
Louisville men's basketball plays its first of two straight road games, facing Boston College in Chestnut Hill Jan. 29. The Cardinals (17-3 overall, 8-1 in the ACC) have won six straight games and sit in sole possession of first place in the ACC.
Boston College (10-10 overall, 4-5 in the ACC) ended a four-game losing streak with a victory over Virginia Tech last Saturday.
Follow along for live updates and analysis.
Louisville starters: Dwayne Sutton, Jordan Nwora, Steven Enoch, Lamarr Kimble, Darius Perry
Boston College starters: C.J. Felder, Jairus Hamilton, Steffon Mitchell, Jay Heath, Derryck Thornton
Louisville wins the tip, Nwora hits a pull-up jumper near the elbow on the opening possession. Louisville leads 2-0.
Hamilton answers with a long pull-up jumper from the wing, the game is tied 2-2.
Nwora scores on an inbounds pass, scoring Louisville's first four points. The junior is the second leading scorer in the ACC.
Thornton has a nice drive as Kimble falls down, the shot goes down despite a goal tending call on Enoch.
Perry scores, he had 19 points against Clemson last Saturday, a team-high.
Heath hits a 3-pointer from the wing, Boston College's first lead of the game, 7-6.
17:05 first half, Sutton is fouled on a drive, he will go to the free throw line.
Sutton makes a free throw, tying the game.
Heath makes another shot from behind the arc, Boston College retakes the lead.
Perry hits a 3-pointer on the next Louisville possession, Louisville and Boston College tied 10-10.
The Eagles have done a nice job pushing the ball up the floor, which prevents Louisville from getting its half-court defense set.
16:35 first half, Kimble picks up his second foul, David Johnson checks in off the bench.
Thornton makes a 3-pointer from the top of the key, Boston College leads Louisville 16-10, the Eagles have made all three shots from behind the arc.
Perry answers again, he hits another 3-pointer, Louisville trails by three points.
14:34 first half, Boston College leads Louisville 16-13 heading into the first media timeout. Perry was called for a traveling violation before the stoppage in play. Boston College has made 6 of 9 shots while Louisville has hit 5 of 7 shots.
Hamilton hits a jump shot after the timeout, Boston College leads 18-13. The Cardinals have struggled to string together stops.
Nwora makes a 3-pointer to bring Louisville within two points.
Malik Williams grabs an offensive rebound, but his pass is intercepted. Williams is called for a foul on Boston College's ensuing transition break.
Ryan McMahon misses everything on a long 3-point shot from the wing. Boston College leads 22-16.
Thornton makes another 3-pointer, Boston College leads by nine points before Nwora answers with a shot from behind the arc.
10:40 first half, Johnson scores on a drive and is fouled. He will shoot a free throw after the media timeout. Boston College leads 25-21. The teams are combined 18 of 29 from the field, 8 of 14 on 3-point shots.
Johnson makes the free throw to complete the three-point-play, pulling Louisville within three points. Samuell Williamson checks in for Louisville.
Enoch scores on a hook shot, McMahon made a nice entry pass. Louisville trails 25-24.
8:49 first half, Nwora is fouled on a shot from behind the arc, he will shoot three free throws.
Nwora makes two free throws, returning the lead to Louisville.
7:46 first half, Boston College leads Louisville 29-28. Felder made a layup to return the lead to the Eagles on Boston College's last possession.
5:56 first half, Nwora makes three consecutive 3-pointers, extending Louisville's lead to 37-31.
5:35 first half, Perry is fouled, he makes a pair of free throws. Louisville leads Boston College 39-32.
Heath hits his third 3-pointer of the first half, Boston College needed that basket. Thornton scores on a drive, Louisville leads by just two points.
3:57 first half, Nik Popovic makes a hook shot and is fouled, tying the score at 39-39. He will shoot a free throw after the final media timeout of the first half. Boston College had a strong answer after Nwora had his perimeter scoring outburst. The Eagles are on a 7-0 run, which could be extended to eight straight points if Popovic makes the ensuing free throw after the break.
Nwora has 21 points on 5 of 6 shots from behind the arc.
Popovic makes the free throw, Boston College takes a 40-39 lead.
3:37 first half, Enoch is called for an offensive foul. Enoch is called for a Flagrant 1.
3:07 first half, Johnson makes a free throw to end a 9-0 Boston College run, the Eagles lead 41-40.
2:31 first half, Johnson finds Sutton in the corner for a 3-pointer, Louisville takes a 43-41 lead.
2:02 first half, Sutton is fouled on a drive. He misses both free throws.
1:43 first half, Williams is fouled on a defensive rebound. He makes both free throws, Louisville leads 45-41.
Halftime: Louisville leads Boston College 45-43.
Nwora has 21 points, but Boston College has 12 points off 10 Louisville turnovers. The Cardinals are shooting 58.3 percent from the field.
19:04 second half, Sutton drives into the lane on Louisville's second possession after halftime. He makes both free throws, Louisville leads 47-43.
Thornton is fouled on a jumper by Kimble, makes both free throws.
Nwora rebounds his own miss, his first points since the six-minute mark in the first half. Louisville leads 49-45.
17:09 second half, Enoch puts back a missed 3-pointer from Kimble, Louisville leads 51-47.
Johnson checks in for Kimble. The freshman has an offensive rebound and basket.
16:19 second half, Louisville leads 53-47. Boston College calls a timeout.
Sutton has a drive into the lane that ends with a floater. Louisville has gotten into the paint this half.
Nwora throws down a transition dunk. Louisville leads 57-49, the Cardinals' largest advantage of the game.
Heath hits a corner 3-pointer as time expires in the shot clock, his fourth shot from behind the arc. Boston College trails by five points.
13:51 second half, Johnson is fouled on a drive. Louisville inbounds to Nwora, who makes another 3-pointer. He has 28 points.
12:19 second half, Nwora makes another 3-pointer, giving Louisville a 65-54 lead. He has 31 points on seven made shots from behind the arc.
Williams blocks a shot, which leads to a transition layup by Perry to return Louisville's lead to 11 points.
10:08 second half, Mitchell grabs an offensive rebound, makes a put-back and is fouled. He misses the free throw, Louisville leads 67-58.
9:07 second half, Thornton makes a much needed jumper, bringing Boston College within 67-60.
8:35 second half, Thornton makes two free throws, Boston College trails by five points. Louisville has led by 11 points twice, but can't get anymore distance to put away the game. The Cardinals haven't scored in more than two minutes.
8:17 second half, Sutton is fouled on a drive. He makes two free throws to end Louisville's scoring drought, giving the Cardinals a 69-62 lead.
7:52 second half, Louisville leads 69-62.
6:17 second half, Nwora makes two free throws. Louisville leads 73-64.
5:14 second half, Williamson makes a corner 3-pointer, returning Louisville's lead to double digits, 76-64.
4:46 second half, McMahon hits a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 79-64.
3:57 second half, Louisville leads 81-64, the Cardinals are on a 14-2 run.
3:04 second half, Williamson has a smooth pull-up jumper, Louisville leads 83-66.
2:35 second half, Perry takes a steal for a dunk, Louisville leads 85-66.