Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Louisville Overwhelms St. Francis Brooklyn

Louisville 85
St. Francis Brooklyn 41

Final from Louisville, Kentucky

Game recap by UL:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Damion Lee scored 21 points as Louisville again blistered an early-season opponent in beating St. Francis Brooklyn 85-41 Tuesday night.

Lee finished 8 of 12 from the floor and scored 15 in the first half. He also added eight rebounds.

The Cardinals (4-0) used their size to dominate inside, scoring 28 of their first 30 points in the paint. St. Francis managed only four points in the post in the first half. Louisville shot 19 of 31 (61 percent) en route to 43-24 halftime lead with 32 points coming in the paint.

Glen Sanabria and Tyreek Jewell each scored 11 points for St. Francis (1-3).

Louisville played five players 6-9 or taller while the Terriers' tallest starter, 6-7 Amdy Fall, fouled out without scoring. The Cardinals finished with a 56-12 advantage on points in the paint.

Louisville's 6-foot-10 freshman Ray Spalding followed up his breakout performance against North Florida, when he scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds, with 12 points, eight coming in the first half.

The Cardinals extended their lead with a 9-0 run to start the second half before two Jewell 3s made it 52-30 with 15:40 to play. A Gunnar Olafsson layup again cut the lead to 22 with 12:55 left before Louisville scored six straight in the paint to start an 11-0 run.

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