Live Blog: Louisville vs. Eastern Kentucky
After its first loss of the season against Texas Tech in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden Dec. 10, Louisville men's basketball hosts Eastern Kentucky (EKU) at the KFC Yum! Center Dec. 14. The Cardinals play the first of two straight non-conference home games.
Follow along for live updates and analysis.
Louisville starters: Dwayne Sutton, Jordan Nwora, Steven Enoch, Darius Perry, Ryan McMahon
EKU starters: Tre King, Darius Hicks, Jacquess Hobbs, Jomaru Brown, Ty Taylor
Louisville wins tip off and Sutton scores on the opening possession in the lane.
18:59 first half, McMahon is bumped and limps off the floor, it doesn't seem more than a stinger, but he departs the bench into the tunnel with trainer Fred Hina.
Nwora throws down a dunk after Perry collects a loose ball and passes it well ahead of the junior, a nice look from the point guard for an easy basket.
17:56 first half, Sutton makes two free throws, Louisville leads EKU 6-2.
Taylor hits a 3-pointer, which sets up the EKU press. Louisville methodically attacks it and the possession ends with a corner 3-pointer from Nwora.
Perry connects with Enoch for a long alley-oop dunk, probably 40 feet from the rim.
15:47 first half, Louisville leads EKU 13-8. Enoch scored in the low post on the Cardinals last possession. After a poor shooting night against Texas Tech (34 percent), Louisville has started the game 5 of 6 from the field. EKU is 3 of 7 from the field and has made two shots from behind the arc.
15:10 first half, McMahon returns to the floor. David Johnson also checks in. Louisville leads 13-10.
13:41 first half, Malik Williams hits a 3-pointer from the wing, Louisville leads 17-12.
12:17 first half, Nwora drives baseline and throws down a dunk. Louisville leads 21-14.
Johnson hits a 3-pointer from Williams. Louisville leads 24-16.
11:03 first half, Louisville leads EKU 24-16. The Cardinals are 9 of 11 from the field. Johnson has played four minutes already, it will be interesting to see how long Chris Mack sticks with the freshman. He looks confident on the floor and could be an important piece in a backcourt that struggled against Texas Tech.
EKU's full court press forced Perry to call a timeout after being trapped. Following the timeout, McMahon hits a 3-pointer from Nwora. Louisville with its first double digit lead, 27-16.
9:42 first half, Nwora hits a 3-pointer, Louisville is on a 9-0 run. EKU calls a timeout. The Cardinals are 11 of 14 from the field.
7:20 first half, Louisville leads EKU 34-19. Nwora has 12 points and Louisville is shooting 71 percent from the field.
Nwora hits a 3-pointer from the corner, Louisville leads 37-21.
Enoch throws down a dunk on a high-post pass from Sutton. Louisville leads 41-21, its largest lead.
3:58 first half, Louisville leads EKU 41-23. The Cardinals are shooting 63 percent from the field. Louisville football's coaching staff is recognized on the floor during the media timeout.
3:28 first half, Johnson has a nice pass to Williams on the low block, which results in layup and foul. Williams makes the free throw, Louisville leads 44-23.
2:08 first half, Louisville leads EKU 46-26.
Williams grabs an offensive rebound and makes a fade away jumper as time expires in the first half.
Halftime: Louisville leads EKU 50-32.
Nwora has a team-high 17 points. Enoch has nine points and Williams has scored eight points. Louisville is shooting 63 percent from the field. Louisville's 50-point output is the highest for a first half this season.
Perry hits a 3-pointer in the corner on a pass from Nwora, Louisville leads 55-37.
16:40 second half, Williamson scores in transition and is fouled, Louisville leads EKU 62-39.
15:51 second half, Louisville leads EKU 64-39. The Cardinals have made things happen in transition. Enoch dunked on an assist from McMahon and Williamson had a three-point-play.
11:23 second half, Nwora scores in transition and is fouled. Louisville leads EKU 69-44. Nwora is up to 19 points.
8:18 second half, Louisville leads EKU 77-50. The Cardinals have made 5 of their last 7 field goals. Mack calls a timeout. Johnson has given his team some good minutes, he found Sutton in the corner for a 3-pointer several possessions ago.
7:24 second half, Louisville leads EKU 77-53.
3:44 second half, Louisville leads EKU 89-60. Mack is going to turn to his bench following the media timeout.