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.