Arkansas State's scoring output in Louisville's 54-27 victory Tuesday night was the lowest for a Cardinal opponent since Georgetown College scores just 13 on Feb. 4, 1947. It was also the least amount of points the Red Wolves have scored in a game since the institution of the shot clock in 1986.
"I’ve coached a long time, had all kinds of teams," said head coach John Brady, who took LSU to the Final Four in 2006. "I don’t think I’ve ever had a team so anemic offensively, and I give Louisville credit."
Brady's team finished the evening with 22 turnovers and just two assists.
Arkansas State scored the game's first five points and led 7-3 before Louisville countered with a 16-0 run. After that, the Red Wolves went nearly 9½ minutes without a point, committing eight turnovers and missing seven shots.
"(At) 5-0, I wish we could have called timeout and walked out of the building," Brady said.
Kyle Kuric led the scoring for Louisville with 12 points while Gorgui Dieng added 10.
"We played great defense," Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said. "I'm happy."