Louisville Postgame Notes at Florida State

first_img Despite the loss, Louisville leads the all-time series with Florida State 34-12, with a 13-9 mark in Tallahassee. Louisville is 4-3 against Florida State as members of the ACC.TEAM NOTES Ryan McMahon made three consecutive threes during a personal 9-0 run midway through the second half. Florida State also had scoring draughts of 3:55, 4:04 and 4:32, upping Louisville’s total to 42 scoring droughts of three minutes or more forced. Louisville is 1-3 in overtime games this season, defeating Michigan State while losing to Marquette, Pittsburgh and Florida State. Saturday’s game was Louisville’s third straight against a ranked opponent and eighth of the season. The last of the three gave McMahon 100 makes from outside in his Louisville career. The Cardinals made 12 three-pointers against Florida State, marking the fourth consecutive game with at least 10 made. The Cardinals are 4-4 against ranked competition this year. Sutton has at least 10 points in nine of 11 ACC games and is averaging 16.8 points over his last four. The streak of four straight contests with at least 10 threes is the longest for the Cardinals since doing it in four straight games in January of 2005. Louisville’s 42.9 percent shooting effort from three was its third-best of the season. Louisville limited Florida State to just 38 percent shooting on Saturday. Christen Cunningham finished Saturday with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Dwayne Sutton turned in his fourth straight double-digit scoring effort in the loss with 14 points. Print Friendly Version Story Links Cunningham led the Cardinals in points and assists and was tied for the team lead in rebounds. The seven rebounds were a season-best total for Cunningham. Cunningham reached 20 points for the third time this season (Kentucky, Pittsburgh). The leader in assists per game in ACC play, Cunningham had at least five assists for the ninth time in 11 conference games. Nwora matched his career high with seven free throws made, previously done against NC State on Jan. 24. Louisville won the rebounding battle 36-34 in Saturday’s loss. The Seminoles are the 11th team UofL has held below 40 percent this season. Florida State’s 29 percent shooting in the first half was the 21st time the Cardinals have held an opponent under 40 percent for a half this season. Louisville had a run of nine consecutive points in each half on Saturday to give the Cardinals 44 runs of 8-0 or better this season. The Cardinals did not allow a point for the first 5:09 of Saturday’s game. Jordan Nwora reached double figures for the 22nd time in 24 games, finishing with 13 points on Saturday. SERIES NOTES The Cardinals have outrebounded the opponent in 19 of 24 games this season. The loss was just the fourth on the year when grabbing more boards than the opposition. Jordan Nwora’s blocked shot early in the first half extended Louisville’s streak of consecutive games with a block to 293.  PLAYER NOTESlast_img

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