Postgame Notes ACC Tournament Second Round

first_imgStory Links PLAYER NOTES Print Friendly Version TEAM NOTES Jordan Nwora tallied his 29th game scoring in double digits and his 16th consecutive contest with a team-high 24 points versus Notre Dame. It marked the 13th time this season that Nwora scored 20 or more points in a game. The sophomore tallied his 38th career game scoring in double figures. Dwayne Sutton led the Cardinals with 10 rebounds, marking his seventh game with double-digit rebounds and his first since pulling down 10 boards against Boston College on Feb. 27. The junior also dished out four assists with no turnovers. Ryan McMahon finished with 12 points, marking the eighth time this season he has scored double figures. The game was his first in double figures since scoring 12 points against Virginia on Feb. 23. The junior was perfect from the foul line for the 11th time this season. He has connected on 56-of-59 this season, shooting 94.9 percent to lead the team. He has made his last 20 free throw attempts. Steven Enoch finished with 10 points for his 15th game in double figures this season and his first since scoring a career-high 22 points against Boston College on Feb. 27. center_img SERIES NOTES Malik Williams’ block in the first half, extended Louisville’s streak of consecutive games with a blocked shot to 301. The Cardinals finished with six blocks in the game. Louisville outrebound Notre Dame 50-38, marking the fourth consecutive game the Cardinals have outrebounded their opponent. The Cardinals pulled down 15 offensive rebounds against the Irish. Louisville has pulled down 10 or more rebounds off the offensive glass 20 times this season, including 16 of the last 21 games Louisville’s 22-point win over Notre Dame is its largest margin of victory in the 39-game series, surpassing the 73-57 win on Mar. 9, 2013. The win marks the Cards’ largest margin of victory in a conference tournament game since a 94-65 win over Houston on March 14, 2014. Louisville held the Irish to just 21.2 percent shooting in the first half. The lowest shooting percent from an opponent in a half this season. The last time the Cardinals held an opponent under 21.2 percent was on Jan. 24, 2017, holding Pitt to 16 percent (4-of-25) in Pittsburgh. Louisville held the Irish to 27 (18-of-67) percent shooting for the game. The lowest shooting percentage since holding Wake Forest to 26.5 percent on Jan. 20, 2019. The Cardinals committed just six turnovers in the game, marking only the sixth time they turned the ball over less than 10 times in a game this year. With the win over Notre Dame, the Cardinals have improved to 24-15 all-time against the Fighting Irish and 4-3 on a neutral court Louisville has won four in a row over the Irish. Louisville improves to 4-0 against Notre Dame in conference tournament play and now has its third winning streak against the Irish of four games or more.last_img

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