NCAAB Game Recap - North Carolina at Louisville
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:00 PM EST

Kansas
64
Baylor
61
F
Gonz
78
BYU
91
F
UNLV
66
SDSU
63
F
Duques
70
Dayt
80
F
VaTec
64
Duke
88
F
FlaSt
67
NCSU
61
F
Fla
59
KY
65
F
UNC
55
Lou
72
F
Vill
64
Xav
55
F
Tenn
66
Aub
73
F
Oreg
73
Ariz
72
F(OT)
WVU
60
TCU
67
F(OT)
UCLA
70
Colora
63
F
Marq
72
Prov
84
F
Hou
59
Mem
60
F
Tul
75
UCF
74
F
UVA
59
Pitt
56
F
Woff
66
Furm
67
F
MidTN
61
SoMis
53
F
Mizzu
68
Ark
78
F
Hamp
87
Winth
81
F
UNCG
71
VMI
68
F
E MI
55
Ball
64
F
CBap
95
ChiSt
53
F
Navy
75
Army
86
F(OT)
Tex
70
KansSt
59
F
NoKY
61
YSU
59
F
Toled
68
W MI
59
F
Elon
71
Tows
84
F
Mich
71
Purd
63
F
NE
77
Drex
68
F
SthAL
74
CoCar
71
F
ETSU
80
Samf
74
F
SMU
57
Tuls
79
F
Murr
59
SIU-E
58
F
NebOm
93
W IL
86
F
GaSo
81
TexAr
61
F
WriSt
81
Clev
74
F(OT)
MisSt
75
TexAM
87
F
LoyIL
62
MOSt
74
F
ULLa
77
ULMo
83
F
TNSt
63
MorSt
66
F
LaTec
73
N TX
71
F
SCSt
65
BethC
69
F(OT)
GaTec
72
Syr
79
F
Okla
66
OkSt
83
F
LaSal
72
GrgWas
62
F
Troy
59
App
68
F
GrCan
80
UtVal
92
F
SJSU
71
ColSt
78
F
Wyo
78
AF
72
F
Hartfo
75
Bingha
74
F
FlGlf
55
NJIT
39
F
W&M
78
JMU
74
F
UMass
57
Ford
49
F
Hof
78
Del
62
F
MiaO
65
Akr
75
F
IUPUI
72
IL-C
77
F
MD-ES
55
NCC
74
F
Norf
63
FlaAM
66
F
DelSt
86
Copp
98
F
StJos
55
GMas
62
F
CenMI
81
NIU
82
F(OT)
NOrl
82
McNee
77
F
Drake
53
IlSt
57
F
Mercer
85
Chat
80
F
USC-Up
60
Radf
81
F
Presb
64
UNCA
75
F
Ohio
61
BGSU
62
F
Nich
65
CenAR
84
F
How
67
NCAT
71
F
APSU
80
E IL
83
F(OT)
Lipsco
74
NFla
82
F
ArkLR
81
ArkSt
78
F
Sac
67
Ida
56
F
GASt
76
TxSt
86
F
AbCh
75
SeLA
69
F
TN-M
58
JacSt
72
F
Campbl
61
GWebb
73
F
Stetsn
49
Lib
77
F
NoAZ
70
E WA
80
F
SFA
80
InWor
56
F
URI
75
David
77
F(OT)
SEMO
62
TNTec
71
F
TXAMC
62
Lamar
79
F
TXSo
94
MsVl
92
F
KennSt
55
Jacksn
69
F
TxTch
87
IaSt
57
F
Cal
52
Wash
87
F
Pepp
61
USF
63
F(OT)
UGA
80
Vand
78
F
LSU
86
SCar
80
F
Brown
45
Corn
63
F
Clem
82
BC
64
F
JackSt
61
Gram
63
F
HBU
73
SamH
77
F
Rich
71
StBon
75
F
South
56
AlSt
44
F
Charl
72
W Ky
70
F
Rice
62
UTEP
68
F
OlDom
66
Marsh
74
F
UAB
58
FlAtl
65
F
HI
60
LongB
64
F
HiPt
54
Longw
57
F
UNH
68
Albany
56
F
UMBC
66
Vermt
64
F
Maine
46
Stony
54
F
Charl
55
UNCW
68
F
Penn
65
Harv
69
F
Belm
83
E KY
70
F
Princ
65
Dart
62
F
Yale
83
Colum
65
F
Alc
61
AlaAM
71
F
Citad
84
WCU
96
F
USD
63
StMar
92
F
OrSt
73
AzSt
74
F
NDSt
68
N DA
71
F
Brad
78
Valpa
90
F
Alab
103
Miss
78
F
PVAM
69
ArkPB
61
F
GTown
68
DeP
74
F
S UT
71
Web
82
F
TexPA
62
NMSt
78
F
Mont
59
MTSt
54
F
N CO
85
IdaSt
72
F
UCRiv
61
CAPoly
49
F
CSBak
54
Seatt
69
F
UCDav
56
UCSB
70
F
LoyMa
66
Portl
58
F
SCla
74
Pacif
87
F
UCIrv
87
CSNor
64
F
Fres
76
Nev
78
F

Feb 22, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Carolina (10-17)

23

32

55

(11) Louisville (23-5)

36

36

72

Nwora leads No. 11 Louisville past short-handed UNC 72-55
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:51 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Jordan Nwora holds himself to a high standard, and a recent rough patch was hard to endure.

The junior wing ended his struggles Saturday, scoring 18 points to lead No. 11 Louisville over North Carolina 72-55.

The Cardinals (23-5, 14-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their second straight game and guaranteed they would stay in first place in the conference ahead of a big Monday night matchup at No. 8 Florida State (23-4, 13-3).

Louisville never had a big run in the first half but ended it on a strong note by making seven of its final nine shots. Lamarr Kimble's jumper with 9 seconds left gave the Cardinals their biggest lead of the half at 36-23.

During Louisville's recent two-game losing streak, Nwora - who entered Saturday as the league's second-best scorer at 18.2 points per game - totaled seven points over those contests. He also lost his starting job for the game at Clemson, and he said he let the temporary demotion affect him a little too much.

"Ever since then, I think I've done a pretty good job of having energy," he said.

Nwora had his best game in two weeks, going 7 of 15 from the field and 3 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line. He also added 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.

"It was really good to see him rebounding the way he did," Louisville coach Chris Mack said.

Malik Williams added 17 points and nine rebounds in the win.

The Tar Heels (10-17, 3-13) lost their seventh straight. They also played short-handed as starting forward Garrison Brooks missed the game due to an illness and reserve Justin Pierce sat out with a sprained left ankle. Brooks, the team's second-leading scorer, was a game-time decision, Williams said, due to his temperature.

That prompted coach Roy Williams to roll out a starting five - Cole Anthony, Brandon Robinson, Armando Bacot, Leaky Black and Christian Keeling - that had not played together at any point this season.

The missed games by Brooks and Pierce now mean the Tar Heels have a combined 83 missed games from their scholarship players this season, the most ever in the Williams era at Chapel Hill. Saturday's starting line was the team's ninth combination this season.

"I'm tired of it happening to us because it's at least four or five games that we don't know we won't have one of our most important until right before game time," an exasperated Williams said.

Anthony led the Tar Heels with 18 points, but the talented freshman made just 7 of 16 shots.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With Penn State and Duke losing in the past week, Louisville has a chance to re-enter the top 10 when the next AP poll comes out on Monday afternoon.

WILLIAMS STEPPING UP

Malik Williams made his second start of the season - and his second in two games. He played a season-high 31 minutes, largely due to an ankle injury that limited Steven Enoch, and tallied a season high in points.

Mack said it's not just about the offense for Williams. The team captain is a vocal leader on the court and a far cry from the player Mack first met when the post player made a recruiting trip to Xavier years ago.

Mack said he didn't want to recruit Williams when he was Xavier's coach because he saw a kid that was slumped in a chair and mumbling with his eyes barely open.

In Williams' defense, he said he was exhausted from doing two recruiting trips in one day. Whatever the case, Mack is now glad to have him.

"He's grown so much," Mack said. "I love that kid, and I'm happy for him. He's put in a lot of work, and his teammates respect the heck out of him."

BIG PICTURE

North Carolina: The undermanned Tar Heels were simply outmatched Saturday, and as a result, they set a record with 13 regular-season conference losses in a season

Louisville: The Cardinals have had their share of ups and downs in recent weeks, but on Saturday, they again had the look of a team that could make a deep run in March. The question remains whether they can maintain that form.

UP NEXT

North Carolina hosts North Carolina State on Tuesday night. The Tar Heels last win came against the Wolfpack in Raleigh on Jan. 27.

Louisville plays at Florida State on Monday night.

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Leaders

North Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. O'Han 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Rush 0 0 0 0 0 0
Louisville PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Enoch 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UNC Lou
Points For 55 72
Field Goals 21/53-40% 28/60-47%
Three Pointers 6/22-27% 9/25-36%
Free Throws 7/8-88% 7/11-64%
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Defensive Rebounds 20 24
Rebounds 29 40
Blocks 3 2
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 17 12
Personal Fouls 11 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 22 UNC 55 @ Lou 72 K. Smith 2 L. Kimble 4

Game Information

Stadium: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance: 21,079
Game Time: