A second round loss in the NCAA Tournament to Michigan is not how fans expected the 2016-2017 basketball season to conclude. However, it is the final dagger to a team who went 3-4 to close out the year.
The Cards finished 25-9 and 12-6 in the ACC. The 12-6 finish was part of a three-way tie for second in the conference. U of L finished 12-6 for the third straight season in the ACC.
Donovan Mitchell blew away the rest of the team in points, scoring 529. The next closest player was Deng Adel, who scored 400 points. Quentin Snider scored 347 points despite his injury, and was the only other player to break 300 points.
For many, it may be a surprise to see that Mitchell led the team in rebounding with 128. Deng Adel (124) and Ray Spalding (123) were hot on his tail though. Jaylen Johnson and Mangok Mathiang were the only other players north of 100 rebounds.
Free throws have been a problem all season. U of L finished .686 free throw percentage. Thankfully, opponents didn't shoot much better, only making .695. Mitchell, VJ King, and Ryan McMahon all shoot above 80% from the line. Jay Henderson was perfect from the line, but was only 4-for-4.