Live analysis and score updates for the Virginia Cavaliers (11-8, 5-4 ACC) vs. Louisville Cardinals (11-8, 5-4 ACC) men's basketball game on Monday night at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Final. Virginia 64, Louisville 52
Virginia gets dunks from Kadin Shedrick on back-to-back possessions as Shedrick slams down a lob from Jayden Gardner. Louisville stems the tide with a bucket from Matt Cross. Beekman passes out of some pressure and finds Jayden Gardner for a wide open free throw-line jumper. Virginia comes up with a couple of stops as Louisville misses three-pointers on two possessions in a row. Armaan Franklin makes a layup plus a foul to push the Virginia lead back up to 61-49 with less than 90 seconds remaining. Big time play.
Kihei Clark puts the nail in the coffin with a deep three late in the shot clock. Malik Williams makes a three on Louisville's last possession, but UVA dribbles it out to finish the game. Virginia defeats Louisville 64-52.
Louisville 47, Virginia 54 | 4:00 2H
Jarrod West steps back and makes a heavily contested three-pointer with Kihei Clark's hand in his face and the lead is back to five points. West is single-handedly keeping Louisville in the game with his 14 points and four three-pointers. Kihei Clark's late reverse layup attempt is blocked and UVA turns it over on a shot clock violation. Reece Beekman feeds a bounce pass to Kadin Shedrick who slams it down with a thunderous dunk and JPJ erupts. Virginia gets a stop on the other end and leads by seven with four minutes remaining.
Louisville 44, Virginia 52 | 6:19 2H
After a few empty possessions for both teams, Kihei Clark makes a big-time pull-up three at the end of the shot clock. Then, Malik Williams responds with an equally huge fading three-pointer from the left wing. After an offensive spurt in the first part of the second half, Louisville has made just one of its last eight field goal attempts and the lead remains eight points for Virginia.
Louisville 41, Virginia 49 | 9:54 2H
Caffaro is fouled and goes one of two at the line. Armaan Franklin loses Jarrod West, who sinks yet another three-pointer and the lead is just six for UVA at 43-37. Clark zips a pass to Shedrick, who is fouled on his layup attempt. Shedrick makes both free throws. Matt Cross drives on Kody Stattmann and gets a runner to go. Malik Williams backs down Kadin Shedrick and knocks down the fadeaway jumper to cut the lead to four points. Reece Beekman intercepts a Louisville pass and then the Cardinals lose Kadin Shedrick down low on the other end and he finishes with the point-blank layup. Beekman feeds Jayden Gardner at the right elbow and Gardner sinks it. Shedrick blocks Williams on one end and Franklin gets a good look from three in transition, but he can't knock down a three that would have brought the house down at JPJ. Nonetheless, Virginia responds well after seeing its lead shrink to four points and Chris Mack calls timeout.
Louisville 34, Virginia 42 | 15:01 2H
Jarrod West gets by Armaan Franklin and scores a layup late in the shot clock on the first possession of the second half. Clark and Caffaro run the pick and roll and Caffaro finishes with another reverse layup to give him eight points in the game. Caffaro then commits a foul on the other end and Matt Cross makes the shot as well, but misses the free throw. Caffaro turns it over and Matt Cross finishes the transition layup to cut the lead to 8. Virginia moves the ball around the Louisville zone and Armaan Franklin knocks down a much-needed corner three for the Hoos. A Louisville offensive rebound leads to a three-pointer by West at the top of the key. Beekman sends a bounce pass down to Gardner, who makes the baseline floater. The teams are going back and forth now, as Louisville responds with a bucket from Malik Williams.
Halftime. Louisville 23, Virginia 35
Roosevelt Wheeler grabs an offensive rebound and makes the reverse layup. Virginia gets three offensive rebounds, but is unable to convert on any of its bonus opportunities. Jarrod West makes a three-pointer from the left wing and the Cardinals have cut it to 10 with a 7-0 run. UVA ends the half on a good note as Reece Beekman uses a hesitation move to get to the basket for a layup.
Louisville 18, Virginia 33 | 2:46 1H
Out of the media timeout, Virginia forces a Louisville shot clock violation. Francisco Caffaro snatches the offensive rebound off of Gardner's missed jumper and is fouled on the putback attempt. Caffaro makes both free throws. Beekman leaves Noah Locke for just a moment and Locke sinks a deep three-pointer to end another long scoring drought of over four minutes for Louisville. Beekman drives and dishes to Gardner who finishes with a sweet up-and-under move. Dre Davis elevates to grab an offensive rebound and then hits a fadeaway jumper from the paint for the Cardinals. Jayden Gardner responds with a fadeaway jumper of his own for UVA. Matt Cross drills a three-pointer from the top of the key as Louisville has begun to come out of its scoring slump. Virginia presses on, however, as Kihei Clark pump fakes and knocks down a mid-range jumper. Dre Davis scores again for Louisville on a layup that swirled around the rim twice before falling.
Virginia 25, Louisville 8 | 7:16 1H
Out of the Louisville timeout, the Cardinals immediately turn it over as Armaan Franklin steals it and takes it the other way. Franklin was flanked by multiple Cardinals as he streaked down the court and he began to lose the ball, but he managed to pass it back to Kadin Shedrick, who scored the transition layup plus a foul. The perfect start for the Cavaliers continues.
Reece Beekman fouls El Ellis on a drive and Ellis makes one of two at the line to end a scoring drought of over four minutes for Louisville. UVA turns the ball over on back-to-back possessions, then Malik Williams passes to a cutting Jae'Lyn Withers for a backdoor layup. Louisville switches to a 3-2 zone defense.
Virginia doubles Williams in the post and Williams tries to pass out of it but Kody Stattmann intercepts the ball and taps it to Kihei Clark. Clark then gives it back to Stattmann for an open three-pointer, which falls with a friendly JPJ bounce. Virginia forces another Louisville turnover and Reece Beekman throws a pass up the floor to a streaking Stattmann, who attempts a dunk, but misses it off the back iron. Virginia gets the long offensive board off of the missed dunk and the ball eventually finds its way back to Stattmann for another three-pointer, but he misses that one. Quite a sequence for Stattmann.
Louisville 5, Virginia 19 | 12:12 1H
Louisville stops a 6-0 UVA run as Sydney Curry drives on Caffaro and flips in a lefty layup. Jayden Gardner drives baseline before giving off to Caffaro, who is fouled on his way to the hoop. Caffaro makes both free throws. After a Louisville turnover, Armaan Franklin curls off of a screen and gets a floater to fall to extend the Virginia lead to ten points. Kihei Clark puts a series of crafty moves on Jarrod West, spinning and hesitating before blowing by West and floating in the layup off the glass for a highlight bucket. Francisco Caffaro gets deep positioning, fumbles the pass from Clark for a moment, before going under the basket for a reverse layup. Virginia is on another run of eight straight points to extend the UVA lead to 14. UVA's offense has been good, but this has been a classic performance by the Virginia defense through the first eight minutes. Timeout Chris Mack.
Louisville 3, Virginia 11 | 15:37 1H
Francisco Caffaro wins the tip and on Virginia's first possession, Armaan Franklin drives the lane and gets fouled going to the basket, making both free throws. UVA gets a stop and then Kihei Clark flares to the corner and sinks an open three-pointer. Louisville gets on the board as Mason Faulkner responds with a three of his own from the left wing. Kihei Clark pump fakes and hits a mid-range jumper. After a missed Louisville three, Clark drives and kicks to Jayden Gardner, who knocks down the jumper from the right elbow. Reece Beekman and Gardner run a pick and roll and Beekman drops the pass to Gardner for another open mid-range jump shot. Louisville has started the game cold from the perimeter, making one of five three-point attempts.