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Louisville Tops Ohio State, 64-55

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Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Wayne Blackshear went a long way towards shedding the sarcastic "Big Game Wayne" nickname that some Louisville fans had assigned him by scoring 22 points to lead Louisville to a 64-55 win over No. 14 Ohio State in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

Blackshear connected on 4-of-8 3-point attempts and tied for the team lead in steals with three. But perhaps more important than any of that was the fact that he committed just one foul in a game bogged down by a myriad of second half whistles.

Quickie five-point summary:

1. The crowd was tremendous for a first game in December.

2. Terry Rozier hit the two biggest shots of the game despite suffering an obviously dislocated pinkie a few minutes earlier.

3. Rozier and Chris Jones turned the ball over a combined nine times. That can't happen.

4. It's unreal how good these guys are at defense this early on in a season.

5.

Still a ways to go, but these guys could be awfully good.

Here's your final box score:

Ohio State Buckeyes
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Amir Williams, C 22 2-3 0-0 2-4 2 3 5 0 2 2 1 3 6
Sam Thompson, F 40 1-5 1-4 4-10 1 6 7 0 1 1 1 3 7
Marc Loving, F 26 4-7 2-3 3-4 3 3 6 0 1 0 1 5 13
D'Angelo Russell, G 31 6-20 0-6 5-6 1 5 6 7 2 0 4 4 17
Shannon Scott, G 22 1-7 1-2 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 5 1 3
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Trey McDonald, C 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Keita Bates-Diop, F 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jae'Sean Tate, F 23 1-6 0-0 0-0 4 3 7 0 1 1 1 4 2
Anthony Lee, F 10 0-3 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0
Kam Williams, G 17 2-5 2-3 1-1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 7
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
17-56 6-18 15-25 16 25 41 7 10 4 14 23 55
30.4% 33.3% 60.0%
Louisville Cardinals
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Chinanu Onuaku, C 10 1-1 0-0 0-2 0 4 4 0 1 1 1 3 2
Wayne Blackshear, F 38 6-13 4-8 6-7 2 4 6 0 3 0 0 1 22
Montrezl Harrell, F 34 5-8 0-2 3-8 6 4 10 2 2 1 3 4 13
Terry Rozier, G 35 3-11 2-7 3-4 1 6 7 7 3 1 5 2 11
Chris Jones, G 33 3-15 3-10 1-2 1 4 5 3 1 0 4 4 10
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Mangok Mathiang, F 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 2 0
Jaylen Johnson, F 6 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Anas Mahmoud, F 24 0-2 0-0 3-4 5 2 7 1 0 2 1 3 3
Anton Gill, G 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quentin Snider, G 11 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 3
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
19-54 10-29 16-28 18 28 46 15 11 5 16 21 64
35.2% 34.5% 57.1%

Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: None - TEAMS: None
Officials: Brian Dorsey, Michael Stephens, Karl Hess
Attendance: 22,784