UNC faces Louisville in ACC quarters
No. 7 seed Louisville (20-12, 11-8) vs. No. 2 seed North Carolina (26-5, 16-2)
Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina; Thursday, 6 p.m....
Nwora scores 24, Louisville tops Notre Dame 75-53
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said even when it felt like his team got an open shot Wednesday night against Louisville, it really wasn't.
No. 2 Virginia looks to extend streak vs Louisville
Louisville (19-11, 10-7) vs. No. 2 Virginia (27-2, 15-2)
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 2 Virginia looks for its ninth straight...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For the first time in two weeks, Louisville players hugged each other in celebration instead of consolation.
Then again, the Cardinals had reasons to rejoice after...
ND looks to end streak vs Louisville
Notre Dame (13-15, 3-12) vs. Louisville (18-11, 9-7)
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Louisville looks to extend Notre Dame's conference losing...
Louisville looks to sweep BC
Louisville (18-10, 9-6) vs. Boston College (13-13, 4-10)
Silvio O. Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
No. 3 Virginia looks to extend streak vs No. 18 Louisville
No. 3 Virginia (23-2, 11-2) vs. No. 18 Louisville (18-9, 9-5)
KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 3 Virginia looks for its eighth straight win...
Nwora, No. 15 Louisville rout Wake Forest 82-54
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — No. 15 Louisville had just polished off another romp on the road, and on the way back to the locker room, a staff member couldn't contain his joy.
So he let out a yell: "Roadkill, baby!"
Two trips to the state of North Carolina, two blowout wins.
The Cardinals won their sixth straight game, routing Wake Forest 82-54 on Wednesday night behind 20 points from Jordan Nwora.
No. 23 Louisville, behind Jordan Nwora, defeats Pitt 66-51
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The shots weren't falling for No. 23 Louisville on Saturday, so the Cardinals needed to make sure the same thing happened to Pittsburgh.
Jordan Nwora scored 17 points to help Louisville rally past Pitt 66-51 and avenge its only conference loss this season.
Nwora helps Louisville blast Georgia Tech, 79-51
ATLANTA (AP) — It's hardly a surprise any more when Jordan Nwora heats up, like he did Saturday in scoring 25 points to lead Louisville to a 79-51 runaway win over short-handed Georgia Tech, but it was a treat for him and the Cardinals to feel so at home on the road while winning their third straight game.
Louisville holds off Boston College 80-70
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Making all but four of his 16 shots was pleasing enough for Jordan Nwora, who complemented his career night with a double-digit rebounding performance that has become habit this season.
Louisville certainly needed the sophomore forward's impressive efforts on both ends to earn a hard-fought victory over Boston College.
Louisville rallies to wear down Miami 90-73 in ACC play
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville knew it had time, manpower and shooters to overcome Miami. The challenge was finding the focus needed to make those factors work.
Once the Cardinals finally dialed in mentally, they didn't miss a beat.
Jordan Nwora scored 18 of his 20 points before halftime, Malik Williams finished with a career-high 19 and Louisville overcame a 15-point deficit to rout Miami 90-73 on Sunday night and give coach Chris Mack his initial Atlantic Coast Conference victory.
No. 19 Kentucky and Louisville renew rivalry
The holidays mark a lull in the college basketball schedule. Players scatter to be with family or head back to school, teams get their last extended break before the conference season starts.
The result is a light schedule in The AP Top 25.
No ranked teams play each other this week, but one game stands out: No. 16 Kentucky at Louisville on Saturday.
Big run helps Louisville avoid scare against Robert Morris
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With his team trailing at halftime for only the second time this season, Louisville coach Chris Mack entered the locker room and told his players they only needed to make one fix.
"I try not to be that coach, but tonight it was called for: We aren't playing hard enough," Mack said after his Cardinals rallied to beat Robert Morris 73-59 Friday night. "So that's the adjustment that we made. It was to tell them play harder or we're going to lose the game."
Louisville pulls away late to beat Lipscomb 72-68
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Malik Williams may like to drift out and shoot a 3, but Louisville needed its power forward to grab every rebound he could get his hands on.
The sophomore did Wednesday night, grabbing 13 rebounds that included 10 on the defensive end to go with 10 points to help the Cardinals fend off Lipscomb 72-68 on Wednesday night.
Louisville (7-3) rebounded from a 68-67 loss to Indiana on Saturday that snapped a three-game winning streak.
Enoch, Nwora enjoy big nights in Louisville’s rout
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — All season, Louisville coach Chris Mack has wanted to establish Steven Enoch's presence in the post. The junior did just that on both sides of the court Wednesday.
Enoch, a 6-foot-11 center who sat out last season after transferring from Connecticut, and Jordan Nwora both put up big nights for the Cardinals, who cruised to an 86-41 victory over Central Arkansas on Wednesday night.
Louisville upsets No. 9 Michigan State 82-78 in overtime
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — No matter what line he shot from behind against No. 9 Michigan State, Louisville junior guard Ryan McMahon was feeling it.
The Cardinals fed off his energy to not only give first-year coach Chris Mack a significant win, but a gutsy one at that.
McMahon made two free throws with 7.1 seconds remaining in overtime before Jordan Nwora made another from the line with 3.1 seconds left to seal it as Louisville upset the Spartans 82-78 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Howard leads Marquette past Louisville in NIT Season Tip-Off
NEW YORK (AP) — Markus Howard had the go-ahead basket in overtime to cap a 21-point night and lead Marquette past Louisville 77-74 in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday night.
The Golden Eagles (4-2) were once again led by Sam Hauser, who followed up his strong semifinal performance with 22 points. His brother Joey hit the two free throws to put Marquette up by three with 18 seconds left in OT.
Louisville holds off Vermont 86-78 to improve to 3-0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After scraping to win its opener before cruising to its second victory, Louisville showed enough resolve to deny Vermont from wiping out its big lead.
Jordan Nwora scored a career-high 22 points, Ryan McMahon made six critical free throws down the stretch and the Cardinals held off the Catamounts 86-78 on Friday night.
Nwora, Williams power Louisville easily past Southern 104-54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The second act of Louisville's Chris Mack era produced the same outcome as the first, but this time the Cardinals came away with a much better showing.
Jordan Nwora scored a career-high 20 points as the Cardinals (2-0) easily dominated Southern 104-54 Tuesday night. Malik Williams also posted a career high of 17 points in the rout.
Louisville Preview Capsule
Last season: 22-14, reached NIT quarterfinals.
Coach: Chris Mack (first season).
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's gone: Center Anas Mahmoud, guard Quentin Snider, forwards Deng Adel and Ray Spalding (NBA).
Louisville eases by Middle Tennessee in NIT’s 2nd round
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ray Spalding scored 18 points, Jordan Nwora added 17 and Louisville cruised into the NIT quarterfinals with an 84-68 victory over Middle Tennessee on Sunday.
Ryan McMahon chipped in with 15 points and V.J. King 13 for Louisville (22-13), which will face Mississippi State (24-11) on Tuesday night. Nwora and McMahon each made four of the Cardinals' 11 3-pointers.
Louisville routs Georgia Tech 77-54 to end 3-game slide
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After three consecutive losses, Louisville just wanted a victory without a care about optics.
Fortunately for the Cardinals, they looked pretty good in soundly beating Georgia Tech.
Jordan Nwora had 16 points and five of Louisville's 12 3-pointers, Anas Mahmoud added 12 points and Louisville added solid defense to rout the Yellow Jackets 77-54 Thursday night and end a losing streak that dropped the Cardinals into the middle of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Spalding scores 23, Louisville beats Notre Dame 82-78 in 2OT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Louisville's homegrown upper classmen proved too grown for Notre Dame in a double overtime tug-of-war Tuesday night.
Junior Ray Spalding scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while senior and fellow Louisville native Quentin Snider matched a career high with 22 points as the Cardinals pulled out an 82-78 win over the Irish to move into sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
No. 19 Louisville survives Saint Francis, 84-72
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking out of sorts following Ray Spalding's exit with an ankle injury, No. 19 Louisville needed help to finish what the junior forward started against Saint Francis as a scorer and rebounder.
Deng Adel and Jordan Nwora stepped up to fill the scoring void with timely shots, and the Cardinals made timely defensive stops to survive.
No. 19 Louisville doubles up Southern Illinois, 84-42
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three games wasn't too soon for No. 19 Louisville to enjoy a blowout after winning its first two the hard way.
Jordan Nwora came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points, Deng Adel had 16 points and the Cardinals coasted past Southern Illinois 84-42 on Tuesday night.
No. 16 Louisville rallies past George Mason 72-61
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's need for a lift against George Mason led Darius Perry and Jordan Nwora to put aside freshman nerves and contribute.
The duo responded with poise and clutch baskets that rallied the No. 16 Cardinals as they started a new phase without longtime coach Rick Pitino.
Deng Adel had 20 points, while Perry and Nwora combined for 22 in the second half to lead Louisville past George Mason 72-61 on Sunday and win David Padgett's debut as the Cardinals' interim coach.