Live Blog: Louisville vs. Duke

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Louisville men's basketball plays its third straight conference road game Jan. 18 in a game against third-ranked Duke. The Cardinals (14-3 overall, 5-1 in the ACC) are tied atop the conference standings with Duke and Florida State.

Duke (15-2 overall, 5-1 in the ACC) has won nine of its last 10 games, but lost at Clemson Jan. 14. 

Follow along for live updates and analysis.

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

Duke starters: Matthew Hurt, Vernon Carey, Cassius Stanley, Tre Jones, Jordan Goldwire

Duke wins the tip, but misses a corner 3-pointer. Nwora drives toward the rim, but Carey blocks his left hand layup.

Hurt hits a 3-pointer for the game's first points. 

Sutton dishes to Enoch for a floater in the lane for Louisville's first points. 

Goldwire hits a pull-up jumper late in the shot clock, Duke leads 5-2. 

Jones is called for a traveling violation as he sets up for a shot from behind the arc in transition. Louisville's offense doesn't look comfortable in the opening few possessions.

Enoch hits a 3-pointer from the top of the key to tie the game. 

Kimble assists to Nwora for a dunk in transition, Louisville takes its first lead, 7-5. 

15:39 first half, Perry forces a jump ball on a dump down pass to Carey. Louisville leads 7-5 heading into the first media timeout. 

Ryan McMahon, David Johnson and Malik Williams check in, Louisville coach Chris Mack has used this rotation in the past five games.

Johnson throws down a dunk in transition after a deflection by Williams. Louisville leads 11-6. 

Johnson scores again on a back door cut and McMahon finds him for a reverse layup. Louisville leads 13-6. Duke has six turnovers already, only two made baskets. 

13:18 first half, Sutton throws down a dunk on a great transition pass from Johnson. Louisville leads 15-6. Duke calls a timeout after several troubling turnovers. 

Williams rebounds and puts back a Nwora miss, Louisville is up double digits for the first time.

Johnson has drive and score, an impressive basket by the freshman. Louisville leads 19-6.

Hurt ends Louisville's run with a corner 3-pointer, a much needed basket for Duke.

Johnson answers with a dunk following a cut. 

11:34 first half, Louisville leads Duke 21-9. The Cardinals are 10 of 15 from the field with eight assists. 

Johnson with another drive and score, he is 5 of 5 from the field for 10 points. Mack said Johnson played his best game against Pitt Tuesday night, that is sure to change after his first five minutes of play. Louisville has 20 points in the paint thus far, the Cardinals lead 23-9. 

10:25 first half, Samuell Williamson makes an instant impact after checking in, he wins a 50/50 ball near midcourt and takes the loose ball for a transition dunk. Louisville leads 25-10. 

8:12 first half, another Duke turnover, its 10th already. Louisville leads 25-12. 

7:13 first half, Perry and Joey Baker get into it after Perry was on the ground following a loose ball. Williamson rushed to split up Perry up from Baker. Louisville leads 25-14.

Perry hits a corner 3-pointer on an assist from Johnson. Louisville leads 28-14. Johnson is proving himself on a big stage. 

Nwora is called for an offensive foul, his first foul. 

5:35 first half, Nwora is charged with his second foul. Mack is taking the junior out, probably for the remainder of the first half. Louisville leads Duke 28-21. 

5:10 first half, Carey scores on the low block, Louisville is struggling offensively.

5:02 first half, Louisville leads Duke 28-23, Mack calls a timeout. Duke is on a 9-0 run. 

4:41 first half, Johnson hits a 3-pointer from the wing, ending the Duke. He has 13 points, 6 of 7 from the floor. 

3:54 first half, Louisville leads Duke 31-23. Johnson blocks Carey's dunk attempt on the previous possession. The freshman has made an impact on both ends of the floor. 

3:44 first half, Williams hits a free throw, Louisville leads 32-23. 

2:37 first half, Williamson makes a free throw, but Stanley scores on Duke's next possession, Duke trails 33-27. Stanley has 12 points. 

1:25 first half, Johnson is fouled on a drive, he hits two free throws, Louisville leads 37-27. 

Johnson scores again, this time on a drive and floater in the paint. He has 17 points.

Hurt makes a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 39-32. 

Williams hits a 3-pointer on an assist from Johnson.

Halftime: Louisville leads Duke 42-32. 

The Cardinals are shooting 57.1 percent from the field, Johnson has 17 points and four assists. Duke is shooting 33.3 percent from the field and 10 turnovers. Stanley has 14 points and six rebounds. 

Jones scores on Duke's first possession of the second half, his first points of the game. 

Stanley elevates for dunk, Louisville lead trimmed to six points. 

18:25 second half, Carey is fouled by Sutton in transition. Duke has all the momentum right now, Carey makes both free throws, Duke trails 42-38, on a 6-0 run.

Enoch scores to end the run, pivots to get around to the other side of the rim. 

17:26 second half, Mack calls a timeout, Louisville leads 44-40. Duke has come out with all of the energy after halftime. The Blue Devils have had no problem getting the ball to the rim, in transition or half court in the second half. 

Enoch hits a 3-pointer on an assist from Johnson. Louisville is 5 of 5 from behind the arc. 

Kimble tips in a Nwora missed layup in transition, Louisville leads 49-40. 

15:36 second half, Louisville leads Duke 49-42. The Cardinals answered Duke's 6-0 run to start the second half. 

14:46 second half, Sutton makes a free throw, Louisville leads 50-42. 

Sutton scores on a strong drive, Louisville leads by nine points. 

13:34 second half, Sutton with another drive and is fouled, Louisville is really looking for him. Sutton makes both free throws, Louisville leads 54-45. 

12:30 second half, Sutton passes ahead to Nwora for a dunk. Louisville leads 56-47. 

Kimble has a block and comes up with the loose ball, but Louisville can't score as Johnson has a shot on a drive blocked.

11:57 second half, Louisville leads Duke 56-47. 

Williamson is called for an offensive foul, Louisville is attacking Hurt on defense, going to Sutton and Williamson.

11:16 second half, Goldwire knocks away a defensive rebound from Williamson, diving on the ball and calling a timeout. 

11:12 second half, Jack White makes two free throws following an offensive rebound. Duke trails by seven points. 

9:48 second half, Hurt scores in the low post on a nice hesitation.

9:12 second half, Mack calls a timeout. Louisville leads 58-55. Stanley has gotten out in transition for another dunk. 

Enoch has a turnover following the timeout. Hurt is fouled on a 3-point attempt by Sutton. 

8:49 second half, Hurt makes all three free throws, Louisville and Duke tied 58-58, the game hasn't been tied since 5-5. Sutton checks out with four fouls. 

8:33 second half, Kimble drives on a pick and roll, scores and is fouled. 

Nwora puts down a dunk in transition, Louisville's lead returns to five.

7:32 second half, Louisville leads 63-58. 

Jones hits a 3-pointer from the top of the key. Louisville and Duke tied 63-63. 

6:03 second half, Kimble answers with a 3-pointer.

McMahon makes a 3-pointer to return Louisville's lead to four points. 

4:35 second half, Duke has a turnover, Louisville leads 69-65. 

4:24 second half, Johnson drives and dunks, his first points of the second half. Louisville leads 71-65.

3:49 second half, Louisville leads 71-65, the Cardinals have the ball after the final media timeout. 

3:43 second half, Louisville has a turnover and Jones leads a transition break, scoring and is fouled. He makes the free throw.

3:25 second half, Goldwire scores after a blocked shot. Louisville leads Duke 71-70. Johnson is down on the floor. He walks off, holding his left wrist. 

3:11 second half, Sutton draws a foul on a drive before a shot attempt. He rattles in the first free throw, makes the second. Louisville leads 73-70. 

1:54 second half, Louisville leads Duke 73-70. 

Nwora grabs a defensive rebounded after Jones misses a three.

43.5 seconds left, Louisville calls a timeout, leading 73-70. 

Kimble has a turnover on a bad possession for Louisville, but Duke misses a three.

16.0 seconds left, Williams shooting free throws with Louisville leading 73-70.

Williams makes the first free throw to make the game two possessions, the junior makes the second to return Louisville's lead to five. 

7.0 seconds left, Williams throws down a dunk. Louisville leads 77-70. 

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