The Louisville Cardinals meanwhile scored 18 straight, ending that interlude spanning intermission with a 49-35 lead.
That anschluss, which included most all of the Cards best moments of a win that came too hard, started with a 9-0 run between timeouts. El Ellis lay up. A Malik Williams fastbreak deuce to knot it up. A Matt Cross triple. Another Ellis lay up.
Ellis tallied again on another breakout for the 42-35 advantage at the break.
After a number of ugly possessions by both teams to start the 2d, Noah Locke drained a J. Followed by a Dre Davis steal, and a Dre Davis +1 conversion.
Then posting up, Davis had his shot blocked, but fought for the rock, and scored. 49-35.
In the other 32:57 of the contest, the feisty visitors were +12, and had the game tied, 67 all, after Davis scored the last of his game high 27 with 1:39 left.
Which is to state the obvious: U of L once again was a far lesser than expected team against a winless, should have been overmatched foe. Continue reading Seedy K’s GameCap: Detroit Mercy