Live Blog: Louisville vs. Clemson

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Louisville men's basketball hosts Clemson at the KFC Yum! Center Jan. 25 with a five-game winning streak. The Cardinals (16-3 overall, 7-1 in the ACC) defeated Georgia Tech for sole possession of first place in the conference. 

Clemson (10-8 overall, 4-4 in the ACC) have won four of their last five games, defeating Wake Forest Jan. 21. 

Louisville will honor its 1974-75 NCAA Final Four team at halftime in celebration of 45th anniversary. 

Follow along for live updates and analysis.

Louisville starters: Dwayne Sutton, Jordan Nwora, Steven Enoch, Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble, Darius Perry

Clemson starters: Hunter Tyson, Aamir Simms, Clyde Trapp, Curran Scott, John Newmann III

Clemson wins the tip, but misses a 3-pointer from the wing on its opening possession. Nwora is called for a traveling violation on Louisville's first possession. 

Perry makes a pull-up jumper in the paint for the game's first points a minute after tip-off. 

Perry makes another shot, hitting a corner 3-pointer on an assist from Nwora, Louisville leads 5-0. 

Trapp makes a free throws after being fouled on a drive for Clemson's first point, but Enoch answers with a 3-pointer from the corner. Nwora stumbled to the ground on the possession, but tapped the ball to Enoch for the shot.

Tevin Mack makes a jumper for Clemson's first field goal three minutes into the game. Louisville leads 8-3. 

Trapp rolls in a 3-pointer, but Perry answers with a shot from behind the arc on an assist from Sutton. Perry has eight points. 

15:17 first half, Louisville leads Clemson 11-6. The Cardinals have made 4 of 6 shots from the field. 

David Johnson checks into the game after the media timeout, the first Cardinal off the bench. 

13:10 first half, Malik Williams, Ryan McMahon and Samuell Williamson check in for Louisville, Sutton is the only remaining starter on the floor.

Louisville leads 15-9 after Williams has an offensive rebound and put-back. 

11:50 first half, Louisville leads Clemson 17-9. The Cardinals are on a 6-0 run and shooting 54 percent from the field. 

Johnson finds Williams for a basket in transition, Louisville leads 19-9, its first double digit lead, currently an 8-0 run. 

10:47 first half, Williamson hits a corner 3 pointer, giving Louisville a 22-9 lead. Clemson calls a timeout. Louisville is on an 11-0 run and Clemson hasn't scored in more than three minutes. 

9:46 first half, Clemson's scoring drought has surpassed four minutes. Louisville leads 24-9. 

9:23 first half, Nwora throws down a transition dunk on an assist from Johnson. Louisville leads 26-9, currently on a 15-0 run. 

8:19 first half, Nwora hits a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 31-9, on a 20-0 run as Clemson hasn't scored in 5:43.

8:08 first half, Newman makes two free throws, ending Louisville's 20-0 run and Clemson's scoring drought that lasted nearly six minutes. 

7:08 first half, Sutton is called for an offensive foul. Louisville leads Clemson 31-13. The Cardinals are shooting 62 percent from the field. 

5:08 first half, McMahon finds Williamson on a back door cut, which ends in a dunk. Louisville leads Clemson 35-14. 

3:25 first half, Nwora is fouled on a shot as he works on a defender with his back to the basket. He will shoot two free throws after the final media timeout of the first half. Louisville leads 37-18. 

Nwora makes a free throw, Louisville's lead is back up to 20 points. 

2:57 first half, Johnson finds Nwora for an alley-oop, a long pass from 30 feet or so. The freshman sees the floor well, he already has five assists, and maybe more importantly, no turnovers. 

2:22 first half, Nwora makes a pair of free throws, Louisville leads 42-20. 

1:16 first half, Williamson has a baseline drive and makes a jumper while being fouled. He makes the free throw, Louisville leads 45-26. 

37.3 second left in the first half, Louisville leads Clemson 47-26. Louisville coach Chris Mack calls a timeout. 

Halftime: Louisville leads Clemson 47-26.

The Cardinals shoot 66 percent from the field in the first half as seven different players score. Williamson, Perry and Nwora each have 10 points. Johnson has six points, six assists and four rebounds. Clemson shot 30 percent from the field in the first half.

Louisville gets a defensive stop on the opening possession of the second half. 

18:38 second half, Sutton makes a free throw for Louisville's first point of the second half. 

Sutton makes a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 51-29. 

Perry hits a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 54-29. The Cardinals are 7 of 9 on shots behind the arc. 

15:53 second half, Louisville leads 57-31. 

12:35 second half, Williams is fouled hard in the low post and will shoot two free throws. The Cardinals are on a two-minute scoring drought as Clemson has scored six straight points. Louisville leads 59-39. 

Newman's foul on Williams is called a flagrant 1. Williams makes one free throw. Louisville will have the ball. 

11:31 second half, Louisville leads 60-41. 

McMahon hits a 3-pointer, his first points of the game. Louisville leads 63-41. 

10:05 second half, Sutton makes two free throws, Louisville leads 65-44. 

7:46 second half, Perry makes a 3-pointer from the top of the key on an assist by Sutton. Louisville leads 70-47. Perry has 19 points, a new career high. 

7:18 second half, Enoch makes a pair of free throws. Louisville leads 72-50. 

5:42 second half, Louisville leads Clemson 72-55. 

3:57 second half, Louisville lead Clemson 72-57. The Cardinals are in the midst of a scoring drought that has lasted more than three minutes. 

Enoch ends Louisville four-and-a-half-minute scoring drought with a hook shot in the lane. Johnson makes two free throws on Louisville's next possession. 

1:58 second half, Mack scores on an offensive rebound. Louisville leads Clemson 76-61. 

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