Live Blog: Louisville vs. North Carolina Central


Louisville men's basketball hosts North Carolina Central (N.C. Central) in its third of five straight home games at the KFC Yum! Center Nov. 17. The Cardinals have won 52 consecutive home games in November.

Follow along for live updates and analysis.

Louisville starters: Dwayne Sutton, Jordan Nwora, Steven Enoch, Darius Perry and Ryan McMahon

N.C. Central starters: Jibri Blount, Randy Miller Jr., Jordan Perkins, CJ Keyser and Nicholas Fennell

Louisville wins the opening tip off and works the ball into Enoch on the low block. The center drops in a hook shot for the game's first points. 

Nwora makes a 3-pointer at the top of the key on an assist from McMahon, Louisville leads 5-0.

Perry drives into the lane, finds McMahon for a corner 3-pointer, Louisville leads 8-0. 

15:54 first half, Louisville leads 8-4. North Carolina Central showed a 2-2-1 press on its last made basket. Louisville had another hot start, making 3 of their first 4 shots. 

Samuell Williamson and Lamarr Kimble are the first players off the bench for Louisville, checking in for Enoch and Perry.

13:19 first half, Louisville leads NC Central 10-4. 

Kimble drives into the lane and finds Nwora in the corner for a 3-pointer, Nwora has eight points. Louisville leads 13-4. 

Sutton hits a 3-pointer on an assist from Kimble, Louisville leads 16-6. 

10:56 first half, Louisville leads NC Central 18-6 after a baseline drive by Sutton. NC Central calls a timeout. The Cardinals haven't had a problem getting into the paint against an undersized opponent. 

Enoch sends down a dunk after a nice seal off, an assist for McMahon. Louisville has assisted on six of their seven field goals. 

7:56 first half, Louisville leads N.C. Central 22-10. 

6:44 first half, Louisville leads N.C. Central 24-13 after a pair of free throws by McMahon. The senior was fouled on a drive into the lane, he has beaten a defender several times off the dribble today.

4:45 first half, Enoch scores on two straight possessions, a jumper from a the elbow and a fade away jumper from 10-feet. Louisville leads 28-15. Enoch has eight points, 4 of 5 from the field.

Sutton has a big block, which goes out of bounds. Louisville forces a shot clock violation.

3:20 first half, Louisville leads N.C. Central 30-15, Williamson has a put-back on a missed 3-pointer by McMahon and is fouled. The freshman will shoot the free throw after the media timeout. 

Sutton hits a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 34-15. Kimble found Sutton in the corner, the Cardinals have assisted on all five made 3-pointers. Louisville is on a 10-0 run. 

Enoch picks up a loose ball and leads a fastbreak, assisting Sutton for a layup. Louisville leads 40-17. 

Halftime: Louisville leads N.C. Central 43-19. The Cardianls end the final 5:41 of the first half on a 19-4 run. 

Louisville is shooting 65 percent from the field. Enoch and Sutton each have 10 points. Louisville has 10 assists on 15 made field goals. 

Perry ends a 6-0 N.C. Central run with a jumper, then hits a 3-pointer on an assist from Sutton. Louisville leads 49-27. 

15:49 second half, Louisville leads N.C. Central 51-30. 

14:19 second half, Nwora hits a 3-pointer. Louisville leads N.C. Central 58-35. 

Nwora rebounds a Sutton missed three and dunks the ball, Louisville leads 60-36. 

12:00 second half, Louisville leads N.C. Central 60-38. Nwora has 15 points.

Aidan Igiehon has a big block on a baseline drive. The Cardinals force a shot clock violation. 

8:21 second half, Kimble makes a pair of free throws, Louisville leads 70-44. 

8:00 second half, Louisville leads 70-44, shooting 69 percent, 24 of 35 from the field. 

6:36 second half, Miller Jr. hits a 3-pointer. Louisville leads N.C. Central 72-48. McMahon had a nice drive and dish to Enoch for a dunk on Louisville's last possession. 

4:48 second half, Josh Nickelberry hits a 3-pointer, Louisville leads 78-48. 

3:09 second half, Louisville leads N.C. Central 81-50, final media timeout of the game.