On the wings of Jordan Nwora’s career-high 37 points, Louisville notched its seventh straight victory with an 86-69 road win over Boston College Wednesday night. The seven-game win streak is U of L’s longest in league play since joining the ACC in 2014-15.
From the jump, this night was all about Nwora. He knocked down jumpers on Louisville’s first two possessions of the game and never looked back. When the dust had settled, Nwora had made a career-high seven three-pointers, hit 8-of-9 from the free-throw line, pulled down nine boards, and finished with more points in a game than any other ACC player this season.
Watch Ryan see this coming and set the little nudge screen. pic.twitter.com/3wxsFgCQ0V— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) January 30, 2020
Darius Perry (14) and Dwayne Sutton (10) joined Nwora as double figure scorers. Malik Williams scored only three points, but finished with a game-high 13 rebounds as well as three blocked shots.
There aren’t a significant amount of negative takeaways here outside of some unforced turnovers (13 total for the game) and a few stretches in the first half where the defensive energy was lacking. Louisville tightened things up effectively on that end of the floor in the second half, and Boston College also came back down to earth after making a handful of shots in the opening 20 minutes that were extremely out of character. Credit Chris Mack for mixing in a zone look that really seemed to throw the Eagles out of rhythm when they were still within striking distance in the second half.
Best start since joining the ACC, longest win streak since joining the ACC, Jordan back to firing on all cylinders, freshmen continuing to make a positive impact, Darius keeping it rolling, everyone else helping more than they’re hurting; It’s all happening.
Let’s keep it happening on Saturday against a talented team that’s playing at home and desperate for a big time win.