Louisville Falls At Home To Memphis, 73-67

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

It's Jan. 9 and the Louisville basketball team is still without a quality win. That painful truth was made even harder to stomach Thursday night by the fact that the team depriving the Cards of a solid victory was the much disliked Memphis Tigers.

The Tigers waltzed into the Yum Center, led for the entirety of the first half, bounced back from a six point second half deficit, benefitted from an atrocious goaltending call in the final minute, and then taunted the home crowd after pulling off a 73-67 upset.

And then apparently this happened.

Well then.

Luke Hancock attempted to play hero for Louisville, scoring 20 points and dishing out five assists, but the Cards were again done in by a lack of frontcourt presence and porous defense at key moments. U of L got just three points and seven rebounds from the combination of Mangok Mathiang and Stephan Van Treese, while Memphis bigs Shaq Goodwin and Austin Nichols combined for 25 points and 15 boards.

Rick Pitino spoke to media briefly after the game, saying the main issues with his team are an unwillingness to defend and a lack of leadership. The first point was driven home by the fact that Memphis shot 50.9 percent from the floor Thursday, and had all five of its starters score in double figures.

Overall, just a really weird night. The crowd seemed worn out from this exhausting week, the players seemed out of sync and a touch lethargic, everyone was kind of waiting around for that "boom" moment....and then the game was over and Louisville had lost.

This was not a good one to drop. Here's your box score:

Memphis Tigers
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Shaq Goodwin, F 6-10 0-0 3-5 2 6 8 2 2 0 4 2 15
Austin Nichols, F 5-7 0-0 0-1 3 4 7 1 0 0 1 1 10
Geron Johnson, G 3-11 1-4 6-7 3 8 11 1 1 0 3 2 13
Joe Jackson, G 7-16 0-4 1-2 0 1 1 6 2 0 1 0 15
Chris Crawford, G 4-5 3-3 1-2 0 3 3 1 1 0 2 4 12
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Dominic Woodson, F 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
David Pellom, F 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
Nick King, F 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Michael Dixon Jr., G 2-4 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 3 1 0 3 4 6
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
28-55 4-11 13-21 9 28 37 14 8 1 15 15 73
50.9% 36.4% 61.9%
Louisville Cardinals
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Montrezl Harrell, F 7-13 0-0 0-0 4 7 11 1 1 1 1 3 14
Mangok Mathiang, F 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1
Russ Smith, G 6-15 3-5 4-6 1 4 5 3 4 0 5 4 19
Wayne Blackshear, G 1-4 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2
Chris Jones, G 1-9 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 0 3 2 2
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Stephan Van Treese, F 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 0 2 2 0 3 2
Luke Hancock, F 6-14 2-8 6-8 2 3 5 5 2 0 3 4 20
Tim Henderson, G 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terry Rozier, G 3-4 1-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 7
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
25-64 6-19 11-16 14 21 35 13 12 3 14 17 67
39.1% 31.6% 68.8%

In This Article

Teams
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Card Chronicle

You must be a member of Card Chronicle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Card Chronicle. You should read them.

Join Card Chronicle

You must be a member of Card Chronicle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Card Chronicle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker