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After the Buzzer: Boston College

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 02 Louisville at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Quick Hitters

-I always worry about an upset when Louisville plays at Boston College for some reason, whether that be in basketball or football. Maybe it just seems like such a boring program that it always feels like a trap. And with this one coming a week after beating Kentucky, you wondered how the team would come out.

-After a sluggish start, things were all good. They took care of business and after it got rolling, the game was never really in doubt.

-Once again, it was David Johnson and Carlik Jones that carried the Cards to victory. Johnson finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and only one turnover. He was also 4-6 from three, which if he is shooting like that, this team can go to another level. I don’t know what level we are on or heading to, but we can get to another one if he is hitting outside shots consistently.

-Carlik stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. It did not feel like he shot 3-13 from the field because he just does so many other things and keeps the train running for the Cards.

-After shooting 2-9 against Kentucky, Dre Davis came back and was 5-5 from the field. He only attempted (and made) one three, so he got back to the Dre that we started to love at the beginning of the season. Drive, cut, score around the basket and the outside shot will open up from there.

-I thought Samuell Williamson was alright. He was certainly better than the last game against Kentucky, but still some room for improvement. He can’t pick up cheap fouls early and take himself out of the game. Although doing that brought in Quinn and more energy. So after being pretty critical of him last game, I will just say he was better, but it has to continue to keep getting better. A decent game against Boston College doesn’t tell me he is all the way back yet.

-I think I counted this right. There were SEVEN charges called. UofL took five of them. It obviously worked out in our favor, but geez everything was a charge it seemed like!

-Louisville had 13 assists on 26 made baskets.

-Rebounding advantage was 43-30 Cards.

-Louisville turned the ball over 14 times, still too many.

-After 17 clips in the film review for Kentucky, I walked it back a bit and only had nine this time. But it felt like a solid nine. Mostly good, some bad. Per usual, David Johnson getting the ball in the middle of the zone is easy money.

-As always, I appreciate you taking the time to read this and check out the film clips. Go Cards!

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