Cardinals rebound well in "complete game"
Chris Mack thought Louisville men’s basketball played a pretty complete game in the 91-62 victory over Indiana State Nov. 13 at the KFC Yum! Center. He thought his team’s effort was better on both ends of the floor while the Cardinals cleaned up the problem that plagued them most against Youngstown State Sunday.
Louisville allowed 19 offensive rebounds in its 78-55 victory over Youngstown State Nov. 10 and was outrebounded by eight. The rebounding struggles were erased against Indiana State. Louisville allowed just one offensive rebound in the first half and outrebounded the visitors 42-21.
“I’m really pleased with our rebounding difference, to double them on the glass despite how we shot from the floor offensively, we still grabbed a bunch of offensive rebounds,” Mack said. “It was really good progress from the Youngstown State game.”
Mack didn’t see players leaking out on defensive possessions and liked the way they battled against Indiana State. Dwayne Sutton posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Steven Enoch tied Sutton for a team-high with 10 rebounds.
Ten different players brought down rebounds for Louisville. The Cardinals 21-rebound edge was the largest margin since Louisville outrebounded Pitt by 22 in 2017.
Indiana State’s six rebounds in the first half were the fewest Louisville’s allowed an opponent since Grand Canyon had five rebounds in the first half in 2015.
“We made a lot of progress since the Youngstown State game on the glass,” Williamson said. “That was one of our main keys to the game, to dominate the glass.”