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After the Buzzer: EKU

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Quick Hitters

-Louisville got back into the win column on Saturday with a 99-67 win over Eastern Kentucky. Whenever you enter the game as a 32-point favorite and the contest is pretty lopsided the whole way, it could be hard to take much away from it. I’ll do my best to point out some things that I saw.

-You will see a play on the film review that showed improvement from the Texas Tech game. Jordan Nwora catches the ball at the top of the key and looks into Steven Enoch. Darius Perry’s man starts to double down from the corner, leaving Perry open. Nwora makes a quick pass to him instead of forcing it to Enoch, and Perry buries the three. More of that, please.

-Speaking of Nwora, he had three assists and ZERO turnovers this game! This brings his season totals to 16 assists and 24 turnovers, creeping towards that 1:1 ratio.

-Here’s how the point guard numbers broke down:

*Darius Perry – 19 minutes, 5 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, 2/3 from the field, and 1/2 from three.

*Fresh Kimble – 13 minutes, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 turnover, 0/2 from the field, and 0/1 from three.

*David Johnson – 17 minutes, 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, 2/3 from the field, and 1/1 from three.

I’m not going to declare this competition over after one game against EKU, but I really liked what I saw from David Johnson. I’ll just leave it at that for now.

-Malik Williams continues to be a huge asset on defense. He is so active if you watch him hedge on screens, get back to his man in the post, and then defend his man when he gets the ball. He is a leader on the floor and is very valuable to have out there.

-Steven Enoch did what he was supposed to do against an inferior opponent by scoring 23 points (career-high) and grabbing seven rebounds. But no matter who you are playing, going 9/10 from the field is very impressive.

-Shoutout to Dwayne Sutton for scoring over 1,000 points in his college career. I’m sure glad he came back home.

-Ryan McMahon led the team with six assists. I love that anytime he makes a pass or plays defense, or does anything besides shoot the ball, the announcers make it a point to say that he wasn’t doing that stuff when he first got to UofL. We get it. A college basketball player improved his game. Seems like a good thing to do.

-“Joker and the Thief” score watch (will this be a thing now? Maybe): Louisville was up by 24 at the under eight-minute media timeout. They won by 32. Just saying.

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