Preston(!), Kuric post career highs as Louisville rolls

In one of the best shooting performances in program history, Louisville hit 17-of-23 three-point attempts and routed visiting Morgan State 104-74 in their final tune-up before Friday's showdown with arch-rival Kentucky.

The bulk of the damage from beyond the arc was done by Preston Knowles and Kyle Kuric, who combined to hit 13-of-19 from three. Each posted career scoring highs, Knowles with 31 and Kuric with 25.

It was the second straight 100-plus performance by the Cards, who crushed Western Kentucky 114-82 on Dec. 22.

BOX SCORE:

Morgan State Bears
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kevin Thompson, F 35 3-8 0-0 4-5 5 9 4 0 1 4 1 10
Rodney Stokes, F-C 18 4-5 0-0 0-2 2 3 1 0 0 0 1 8
Dewayne Jackson, F 31 8-19 5-11 1-2 1 2 1 4 0 5 3 22
Larry Bastfield, G 19 1-3 0-0 3-3 2 4 1 0 1 2 3 5
Aric Brooks, F 37 4-6 0-0 5-6 0 1 2 3 0 2 1 13
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Gene Johnson, F 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
Tola Lawal, G 4 1-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Justin Black, G-F 19 2-7 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 5 3 6
Justin Jackson, G 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ameer Ali, G-F 14 2-3 0-0 0-2 1 3 2 1 0 2 1 4
Derrick Banks, G 16 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 3
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
26-56 8-17 14-21 13 28 13 9 3 25 14 74
46.4% 47.1% 66.7%
 
Louisville Cardinals
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kyle Kuric, G 37 9-13 7-10 0-0 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 25
Gorgui Dieng, C 14 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 6 1 0 1 5 2 2
Chris Smith, G 28 4-4 0-0 2-4 1 4 6 1 0 3 4 10
Preston Knowles, G 31 9-14 6-9 7-7 2 3 3 1 0 2 3 31
Peyton Siva, G 22 2-4 0-0 1-2 0 3 7 5 0 3 1 5
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
George Goode, F 9 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 3 1 1 0
Rakeem Buckles, F 12 2-3 2-2 0-0 2 6 2 1 0 5 3 6
Tim Henderson, G 8 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 3
Terrence Jennings, F 17 6-11 0-0 3-4 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 15
Russ Smith, G 13 2-5 1-1 0-0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 5
Stephan Van Treese, F 9 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 0 1 0 0 2 2
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
37-63 17-23 13-17 13 34 25 14 4 21 18 104
58.7% 73.9% 76.5%
 

Technicals: 1 LOUISVILLE ( ) MORGANST ( D Jackson 1 )
Officials: Mike Roberts, Jamie Luckie, Lamar Simpson
Attendance: 21,688

Beat Kentucky.

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