Louisville withstood an Indiana team which shot the lights out for the first 25 minutes of Tuesday night's Jimmy V. Classic game in New York, and ran away with an impressive 94-74 victory over their regional rivals. The win improved the Cards to 3-0 over the Big 10 so far this season.
Terry Rozier led the offensive onslaught with a career-high 26 points, including 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc. Backcourt mate Chris Jones was also spectacular, scoring 24 points, dishing out six assists, and nabbing three steals. The 5'9 Jones also finished with nine rebounds, two more than any player on Indiana's team.
It was also a special night for Montrezl Harrell, who dunked seven times, moving him ahead of Pervis Ellison and into the top spot on Louisville's all-time list. Trez finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds, and was 10-of-13 from the field.
Indiana connected on 7 of its first 10 3-point attempts, but Louisville managed to weather the storm by dominating the glass and scoring points in transition off turnovers. The Cards finished the game with 26 rebounds, two more than the total number of rebounds IU was able to secure. The Hoosiers also turned the ball over 19 times, seven more than U of L.
There is plenty more to talk about from this one, but for now, here are the five most notable images or plays:
2. This is not a foul:
apparently this is a foul. pic.twitter.com/6d70X5mCOz— wade wilson (@BornReady9) December 10, 2014
3. A festive Michael Pitino agrees:
4. I don't think "escapes" is the word you were looking for:
5. And finally, your indisputable play of the night:
Tonight was cool. More coming.