Live Blog: Louisville vs. WKU
Louisville men's basketball plays its first neutral site game of the season against Western Kentucky (WKU) in Nashville Nov. 29. The Cardinals are 6-0 and ranked second.
Follow along for live updates and instant analysis.
Louisville starters: Dwayne Sutton, Jordan Nwora, Darius Perry and Ryan McMahon
WKU starters: Carson Williams, Charles Bassey, Jared Savage, Cameron Justice and Taveion Hollingsworth
McMahon misses a floater late in the shot clock on the game's opening possession.
Nwora scores in transition following a turnover.
Bassey misses a dunk following a nice entry pass from the corner. Sutton makes a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 5-0.
Enoch finds a cutting Sutton for a layup, Louisville is up 7-0. WKU has yet to make a shot.
16:36 first half, Perry scores in transition, Louisville leads 9-0 to start the game. WKU has missed its first six shots and has two turnovers.
After missing its first seven shots, WKU scores on a short jumper from Hollingsworth.
Malik Williams checks in after the media timeout. Lamarr Kimble is Louisville's other substitution.
Williams scores on his first possession.
14:19 first half, Louisville leads WKU 13-5. Sutton scored on Louisville's last possession, rebounding his own miss for a put-back.
Nwora steps into a long 3-pointer at the top of the key, Louisville has a double-digit lead for the first time, leads 16-5.
Bassey scores his first basket.
13:15 first half, Williams hits the floor hard after attempting a dunk after rebounding a missed layup. Williams gets up and makes both free throws, Louisville leads 18-7. WKU is 3 for 13 to begin the game.
12:25 first half, Nwora hits another long 3-pointer, from the wing this time, Louisville leads 21-7. Another catch and shoot situation for Nwora, who has eight points. Sutton has seven points.
Bassey is called for a traveling violation, he has struggled early, 1 for 5 from the field. WKU's scoring drought just crossed three-and-a-half minutes.
Jordan Rawls ends a WKU scoring drought that lasted for more than four minutes. Sutton has a put-back dunk on Louisville's next possession, Cardinals lead 25-9.
8:39 first half, Sutton hits a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 28-9. He has 12 points on 5 of 6 shooting.
7:23 first half, Louisville leads WKU 28-13. The Cardinals are shooting 50 percent from the field.
Perry finds Nwora on the wing, Louisville leads WKU 31-15.
5:49 first half, Enoch is fouled by Bassey following a nice move along the baseline, Louisville leads WKU 33-17.
3:38 first half, Louisville leads WKU 33-17. WKU is 8 of 22 from the field, struggling offensively thus far.
Bassey makes a jumper as time expires in the shot clock. Louisville hasn't made a field goal in 5:20.
1:21 first half, Louisville leads WKU 35-21. The Cardinals have missed their last six shots from the field.
Sutton ends the drought with a jumper near the free throw, he has 14 points.
Bassey scores as time expires in the first half.
Halftime: Louisville leads WKU 37-23.
Sutton has 14 points, Nwora has 11 points for a Louisville team that is shooting 43 percent from the field. Bassey has six points, 3 of 8 from the field for WKU.
18:03 second half, Perry turns the ball over and commits a foul after a bad possession for Louisville, the Cardinals lead 39-25.
Bassey has scored on back-to-back possessions in the low post.
Perry makes a fade away jumper in the lane as the shot clock trickles down, slows some of WKU's momentum briefly, but Massey makes a jumper, his third consecutive possession with baskets.
16:20 second half, Perry makes a pull-up jumper with the shot clock running down, Louisville leads 43-29.
15:55 second half, Louisville leads WKU 43-31. The Cardinals haven't been able to extend their lead after a hot start.
15:01 second half, Williams rebounds a missed 3-pointer by Nwora, going to the free throw line after being fouled. Williams makes a pair of free throws, Louisville leads WKU 47-31.
Josh Anderson throws down a dunk, WKU cuts its deficit to 10, closest its been since 17-7. Kimble had a bad turnover that led to the transition score.
13:38 second half, Nwora drives and is fouled. He makes both free throws, Louisville leads 49-37.
11:06 second half, Louisville leads WKU 51-38. WKU hasn't been able to cut its deficit to single digits yet.
9:35 second half, Enoch fouls Bassey away from the ball, a 1-and-1 chance at the free throw line. The sophomore makes both free throws, Louisville leads WKU 51-42, the first time WKU has been within single digits in more than 20 minutes, on a 11-4 run.
Williams answers with a basket.
7:42 second half, Nwora hits a 3-pointer, Louisville on a 7-0 run, leads 58-42.
7:19 second half, Louisville leads WKU 58-42.
Jared Savage makes two free throws to end Louisville's run.
McMahon hits a 3-pointer after WKU switches to a 1-3-1 zone.
6:18 second half, Kimble makes two free throws. Louisville leads WKU 63-44. The Cardinals have some distance now.
5:36 second half, a Sutton free throw returns Louisville's lead to 20 points.
3:58 second half, Nwora makes a shot in the lane and is fouled, Louisville leads 68-48. He will shoot the free throw following the media timeout.
Less than a minute left, Louisville leads 71-54.