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Notable numbers and tidbits from Louisville’s throttling of UNC

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Louisville’s 83-62 road win over No. 12 North Carolina produced a healthy amount of notable numbers and tidbits.

Let’s quickly run over the most significant ...

—This was Louisville’s first road win over a top 15 opponent since the Cards won at No. 7 Cincinnati, 58-57, on Feb. 22, 2014. Russ Smith had a jumper in the closing seconds to pull off the win.

—Since 2014, Louisville had lost 10 consecutive road games against top 15 teams.

—Before Saturday, Louisville had never been a double-digit road underdog and wound up winning the game by double-digits.

—How long had it been since North Carolina had lost at home by 20 or more to an unranked opponent? Almost 64 years.

—This was North Carolina’s largest home loss under the direction of head coach Roy Williams, surpassing a 69-53 home loss to Duke in 2013.

—This was North Carolina’s most lopsided home loss since an 84-62 home loss to No. 23 Wake Forest on Jan. 5, 2002. That season, the Tar Heels finished 8-20 overall and 4-12 in the ACC.

—A couple more tidbits from Kelly Dickey:

—Bizarrely, there’s also one negative number coming out of the blowout win: Louisville’s streak of 284 consecutive games with at least one blocked shot came to an end yesterday. Although Darius Perry had a clear block taken away by a goaltending call, and Steven Enoch certainly appeared to block this shot late in the second half.