Louisville, KY- The Cards came out on top once again, this time their victim was the Kennesaw State Owls who they beat Wednesday night to improve their record to 8-1.
Going into the first media timeout, the Cards held a 15-3 lead. Damion Lee and Trey Lewis hit back to back threes to open up the game for the Cards. As a team, Louisville shot 59% from the floor, once again proving they are one of the best shooting teams in the nation.
The Cards were led in overall stats by big man Chinanu Onuaku, who posted 16 points and 7 rebounds. Onuaku has been struggling with foul trouble this season, but a stellar performance Wednesday night washed that blemish away from what has been an excellent start to the season. For him Damion Lee and Trey Lewis continued their lights out shooting, Lee finishing with 18 points and Lewis with 13. However, the big moment in this game came late in the second half. David Levetch was re-setting the Cardinal offense when freshman guard Donovan Mitchell came rolling off of a screen and threw down a monster alley oop. The zoned out KFC Yum! Center came to life as most fans had checked out when the Cards went up 30. If you haven’t seen Mitchell throwing down this monster dunk, go to any Louisville fans twitter page. Trust us, it’s there.
Kennesaw State falls to 3-9 on the season with the loss Wednesday. The Owls were led by Kendrick Ray who finished with 19 points. Also, Yonel Brown contributed to the Owls scoring, finishing with 13 points of his own. As a team, Kennesaw State shot 39% from the floor. Not good, but not bad. Even though Kennesaw State never had a fighting chance against a much superior Louisville team, they did not fail to deliver big plays. A 6’ 1” Owl point guard drove down the floor on a fast break and slammed the ball in over 6’ 9” Chinanu Onuaku at the beginning of the second half. This play finished number 4 in the infamous Sports Center Top 10 Plays.
The Cards stay at home to take on Rival Western Kentucky Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center. Tipoff will be at noon and will be televised on ESPNU and ESPN 3.