Louisville trailed by three at halftime and by as many as eight in the second before waking up and dealing Robert Morris a 73-59 defeat that saved Christmas.
Jordan Nwora led three Cardinals in double figures, scoring 19 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Dwayne Sutton (14 pts., 7 rebs) and Steven Enoch (16 pts., 5 rebs) also delivered strong performances in the win.
A 23-point underdog, Robert Morris connected on 8 of its first 11 field goal attempts to quiet the Yum Center crowd and build a 28-17 advantage. Louisville responded with a 12-0 run to take its first lead, but the Colonials answered with the half’s final four points.
Nwora, Sutton and Enoch took control early in the second half, spearheading a 20-2 run that put to bed any fear of RMU pulling off another stunner against a Bluegrass State powerhouse.
Here’s your final box score: