Louisville, KY- The Cards won Saturday in another blowout, this time the Eastern Michigan Eagles fell victim to the Cards. EMU entered the day 6-3 and looking to give Louisville their first loss at home. Instead they left the KFC Yum! Center with a 6-4 record and a blow to their egos.
Once again, the freshman Raymond Spalding played a fantastic game, finishing with 11 points and 7 rebounds. His signature moment came in the first half when Louisville set up their offense and Ray hit a turn around jumper that looked smooth as silk. He followed that up by stealing Eastern Michigan inbound pass and throwing down a wide-open monster dunk.
Also contributing to the scoring barrage of Louisville was Damion Lee, who put up 16 points and 4 rebounds. Lee proved once again defenses have to know where he is on the court, as he sunk two three pointers well past the three point line. Despite having 16 points, Lee is still looking for his “breakout game” at Louisville. He scored 30 in a game at his previous school, Drexel, last season and is looking to do it again in Louisville.
Eastern Michigan had not won a game on the road coming into Saturday, and they will have to keep working for a road W after falling to Louisville 86-53. Willie Magnum IV, the leading scorer for the Eagles, was held to only 2 points in the first half. The scrappy cardinal defense had EMU getting their shots rejected, pockets picked, and glass cleaned all game. The Eagles looked good the first 5 minutes of the game, keeping it close with the Cards, but it all went downhill in the next 33 minutes.
The Cards will defend their perfect home record Wednesday when Kennesaw State comes to town. Tipoff will be at 7 at the KFC Yum! Center and will be televised on ESPN U and ESPN 3.