NCAAB Game Recap - Indiana State at Louisville
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:00 PM EST

IndSt
62
Lou
91
F
Vill
51
OhSt
76
F
TxTch
103
HBU
74
F
LSU
82
VACom
84
F
(N/A)
57
UMBC
79
F
(N/A)
48
JMU
96
F
IUPUI
70
SoFL
53
F
Boston
47
Vermt
62
F
McNee
63
Wisc
83
F
Canis
57
Albany
83
F
MiaO
84
IPFW
80
F
UNCA
79
Wake
98
F
USC-Up
57
VaTec
80
F
Colg
54
Syr
70
F
Bry
69
StPet
44
F
Lafy
72
Princ
65
F
LaSal
59
Penn
75
F
LoyMD
53
OlDom
62
F
StFPA
71
Morg
65
F
Ohio
81
Iona
72
F
LongI
74
GMas
80
F
FaDi
50
Ford
53
F
NJIT
59
Corn
58
F
StJos
96
UConn
87
F
Bingha
63
Colum
75
F
Hof
71
Buck
86
F
Quin
68
Brown
70
F
HiPt
33
BC
59
F
VAWis
64
Samf
102
F
(N/A)
82
MidTN
96
F
Niag
80
SFA
89
F
TN-M
98
W IL
91
F
Gram
81
SeLA
70
F
PaulQ
66
Nich
81
F
E WA
60
StLou
82
F
CSBak
55
NrthIA
67
F
Monm
54
KansSt
73
F
Ball
67
IL-C
48
F
UMKC
58
Drake
76
F
Drex
57
Rut
62
F
Purd
55
Marq
65
F
CS-Ful
60
Wyo
53
F
WIGB
78
NM
93
F
NebOm
65
ColSt
80
F
S UT
63
BYU
68
F
Prov
63
NW
72
F
FlInt
77
NCSU
86
F
OkSt
73
Charl
54
F
GrCan
61
SDSU
86
F

Nov 13, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Indiana State (0-2)

26

36

62

(4) Louisville (3-0)

47

44

91

Nwora leads No. 4 Louisville past Indiana State 91-62
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:02 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville coach Chris Mack couldn’t find any fault with his team’s performance against Indiana State.

The Cardinals started off hot from the field and cooled only slightly. When the Sycamores mounted their lone rally in the second half, Mack kept his head during a timeout. Louisville answered with a flourish on both ends to finish Wednesday night’s win.

Jordan Nwora scored 21 points, Dwayne Sutton added 14 and the fourth-ranked Cardinals shot 59% from the field to beat Indiana State 91-62.

Two days after moving up a spot in the AP Top 25, the Cardinals (3-0) made 14 of their first 17 shots for a 16-point lead through 11 minutes on the way to a 47-26 advantage at the break. Nwora’s 14 points, including a pair of 3s, got Louisville going, and Sutton had 10 before the break.

Nwora, a junior forward, finished 5 of 10 shooting for his third consecutive game of 20 points or more. Sutton and Steven Enoch each grabbed 10 rebounds as Louisville owned the glass 42-21. The Cardinals shot above 50% for the third consecutive game and made 9 of 17 from long range.

Freshman Samuell Williamson added 15 points and five rebounds and graduate transfer Lamarr “Fresh” Kimble scored 13 as Louisville’s reserves outscored ISU’s bench 36-20.

“(Mack) just wants to make sure we share the ball, get the ball to the paint,” said Sutton, who posted his first double-double this season and sixth of his career. “When we shoot 3s, we like to have the ball touch the paint first, so you get wide-open looks. For the most part, we did that.”

Tyreke Key led the Sycamores (0-2) with 20 points including four 3-pointers, two of which came during a 14-2 early second-half run that got them within 51-40. They got no closer as Louisville quickly answered to stretch the lead above 20 as it shot 58% in the final 20 minutes.

“Really pleased with our response from Sunday,” said Mack, referring to Louisville’s 78-55 win over Youngstown State. “I thought we played a pretty complete game. I felt that Indiana State's guards, namely Key and (Jordan) Barnes, really attack the lane. We did a pretty good job on those guys for most of the game.

“We just wanted to keep the ball out of the lane. I thought our big guys did a great job hedging ball screens and keeping that lane as clean as we have all year. Really pleased with our rebounding difference, to double them on the glass.”

Indiana State had two scoring droughts of at least three minutes and shot 34% in its only game this season against a Power Five opponent. The Sycamores haven’t beaten a ranked opponent since topping Butler 72-71 in December 2016.

Louisville made sure Indiana State wouldn’t have a chance at the upset.

“I don't think we were nearly resilient enough, and they got right in the flow real quick,” Indiana State coach Greg Lansing said. “They were ready to go. I thought we'd fight them a little harder there at the start. We let them get comfortable right away.”

BIG PICTURE

Indiana State: After making two of their first three baskets, the Sycamores were no match physically against Louisville’s taller lineup. Perimeter shooting was a bright spot as they extended their streak to 345 games with at least one 3-pointer.

“Offense is there,” Key said. “But they outrebounded us and got second-chance shots. Once you do that it's hard to get back into the game.”

Louisville: The Cardinals seemingly couldn’t miss at the start and stayed hot throughout. They never let up even after the outcome was settled.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Cardinals took a step toward remaining in the top five with another game to play this week.

UP NEXT

Indiana State faces Ball State on Sunday in Indianapolis.

Louisville hosts North Carolina Central on Sunday in the third of a five-game homestand.

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Leaders

Indiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. LaRavia 0 0 0 1 0 0
T. Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louisville PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Orbaugh 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

IndSt Lou
Points For 62 91
Field Goals 19/56-34% 31/53-58%
Three Pointers 10/26-38% 9/17-53%
Free Throws 14/17-82% 20/25-80%
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Defensive Rebounds 13 31
Rebounds 21 42
Blocks 1 3
Steals 7 3
Turnovers 11 15
Personal Fouls 20 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Lou Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 13 IndSt 62 @ Lou 91 T. Williams 2 J. Nickelberry 2

Game Information

Stadium: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance: 14,808
Game Time: