Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Louisville Pulls Away from Bellarmine in Exhibition Game

Louisville 71
Bellarmine 55

Exhibition Final from Louisville, Kentucky

Game recap by UL:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jaylen Johnson had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Louisville cruised past Bellarmine 71-55 Sunday in its exhibition opener.

The Cardinals led just 32-26 at halftime behind 33 percent shooting but began the second 7 of 16 from the field to shoot 13 of 27 overall in the final 20 minutes and pull away from the NCAA Division II Knights, their crosstown neighbors. Guard Trey Lewis, a graduate transfer, scored the first seven points of the second half to finish with 10 and propel Louisville toward its 30th straight exhibition win.

Johnson, a sophomore forward, made 6 of 8 from the field in 22 minutes. Guard Quentin Snider had eight assists while Damion Lee, another graduate transfer, and freshman Donovan Mitchell each had nine points.

Josh Derksen scored a game-high 20 for Bellarmine, which shot 32 percent overall. Rusty Troutman and George Suggs each had 11 for the Knights.

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