Feb. 21, 2017
Louisville Cardinals bounced back against the Miami Hurriances
#4 Louisville defeats Miami (71-66). In the First Half, Miami was leading Louisville 33-26. The Cardinals started in spark back and created big plays to help the Cardinals bounce back. The leading scorers for both teams was Ja'Quan Newton who scored 15 points, 5 rebounds, with a 41 Field Goal percentage. Deng Adel scored 18 points plus the 4-point play with 4:27 left in the 2nd Half, with a 42 Field Goal percentage. Despite Louisville victory, the team struggled poorly in Shooting with a 39.3% 3 point and Field Goal percentage. They shot well at the Free Throws shooting 80% from the foul line. They took care of the ball very well, as they only committed 9 turnovers as a team.
The Hurricanes played fantastic in the 1st Half, but struggled in the 2nd Half. In the 1st Half, They shot their Field percentage was 62%, as they lead Louisville 33-26. Their defense also made an impact in the 1st Half because Louisville was shooting poorly, especially from 3-point range. Their 3-point percentage was 35%, so Miami played some good defense also causing a few turnovers.
The Cardinals bounce back in the 2nd Half, as their 3-point percentage improved. They outscored Miami in the 2nd Half (45-33). Miami had a few costly turnovers that ruin their chances to upset Louisville. The Cardinals would some very clutch plays such as Adel's four-point play with 4:27 left on the clock and Quentin Snider clutch 3-pointers finishing with 13 points.