Louisville connected on 12 of 18 3-point attempts to overcome a 33 for 38 free-throw shooting performance by Virginia Tech and claim a 91-83 road win over the Hokies Wednesday night at Cassell Coliseum.
Thanks to 54 foul calls and a number of play stoppages in the final minutes, the game took a whopping 7 hours and 23 minutes to play. Not really, but it felt like it, and it was quite ridiculous. I am glad we won and the team is now heading home.
Damion Lee drilled his first six shots from beyond the arc and finished with a game and season-high 29 points. Trey Lewis also located his long-lost outside stroke, connecting on 4 of his 7 attempts from deep and chipping in 22 points. Lewis entered the evening having missed 20 of his 26 3-point tries in ACC play.
A bunch of other people scored points, but this happened and I think you'll want to watch it:
I don't care if it didn't count. pic.twitter.com/cykRaBQPyX— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) January 28, 2016
Can you imagine what that kid's highlight reel is going to look like whenever his playing days at U of L have come to an end?
Any way -- weird game, fun game, and the Cards are 6-1 in the conference heading into a pair of monster home games in the next five days against the No. 11 and No. 1/2 teams in the country. These are the days.
Here's your final box score:
|Jaylen Johnson, F||5-9||1-1||0-1||2||7||9||3||0||1||1||2||11|
|Chinanu Onuaku, F||4-4||0-0||1-1||1||4||5||0||0||2||3||5||9|
|Quentin Snider, G||1-8||1-3||2-2||0||1||1||5||0||0||2||2||5|
|Trey Lewis, G||6-14||4-7||6-6||2||3||5||1||0||0||1||2||22|
|Damion Lee, G||6-8||6-7||11-12||0||5||5||6||1||0||5||2||29|
|Matz Stockman, C||2-2||0-0||0-2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||1||4|
|Anas Mahmoud, F||2-5||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||5||4|
|Raymond Spalding, F||0-0||0-0||4-6||0||2||2||1||0||0||0||4||4|
|Donovan Mitchell, G||1-2||0-0||1-4||1||0||1||2||1||0||3||3||3|
|David Levitch, G||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Virginia Tech Hokies|
|Zach LeDay, F||6-11||0-1||8-8||1||2||3||1||1||2||1||4||20|
|Shane Henry, F||0-2||0-0||0-0||0||3||3||0||1||0||0||4||0|
|Justin Bibbs, G||4-7||2-4||0-0||0||2||2||1||0||0||2||4||10|
|Seth Allen, G||6-13||1-7||13-14||0||4||4||2||1||0||4||3||26|
|Jalen Hudson, G||7-14||1-2||12-14||2||5||7||1||0||0||2||3||27|
|Johnny Hamilton, C||0-2||0-0||0-2||2||2||4||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Kerry Blackshear Jr., F||0-0||0-0||0-0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||5||0|
|Devin Wilson, G||0-0||0-0||0-0||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Justin Robinson, G||0-2||0-1||0-0||0||0||0||2||0||0||1||1||0|
Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: None - TEAMS: None