Johnson, No. 11 Louisville Earn Win At No. 3 Duke 79-73 Saturday, Jan 18 2020 

Louisville shot 48% for the game, leading by as many as 15 in the first half and 10 at halftime.


Louisville wins overtime thriller against Pittsburgh Friday, Jan 17 2020 

By John McCarthy —

The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team won in overtime against the Pittsburgh Panthers 73-68 Jan. 14 at the Petersen Events Center.

With this win, the Cardinals swept the Panthers in their collective season series 2-0. The Cardinals beat the Panthers at the KFC Yum! Center on Dec. 6 by a wide margin of 64-46.

In the first half, the atmosphere was in favor of the Panthers. Two early three-pointers from Pittsburgh junior Ryan Murphy boosted the Panthers’ confidence. 

Pittsburgh sophomore Xavier Johnson helped grease the wheels for the Panthers by swishing a pair of mid-range jumpers. Panthers sophomore Trey McGowens was the paceman for the Panthers offense. McGowens finessed a nifty reverse layup at 8:01 in the first half to increase the Pittsburgh lead to nine, their largest lead of the game.

Louisville senior Dwayne Sutton ended the first half with 13 points and nine rebounds.

The Panther’s offense contained Cardinals junior Jordan Nwora in the first half. Nwora finished with 14 points, his second lowest scoring output so far this season.

Pittsburgh led going into the second half at 31-28.

The second half and overtime was close the whole way. It was a back and forth battle under the momentum solidified in Louisville’s favor after a free-throw by freshman David Johnson with a minute left in the game.

The Panthers had two opportunities to win and tie the game, but both times the baskets were reversed because of a foul. First was the go ahead tip shot by Pittsburgh junior Terrell Brown who was called for an offensive foul. Second was an over-the-back call on McGowens that would have tied the game in overtime. After a compilation of free-throws in the final 25 seconds, Louisville came away with the overtime win. 

Junior Malik Williams finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

The Cardinals next test will be against Duke at 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The winner of the game will have sole possession of first place in the ACC standings. 

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Couisnard, South Carolina stun No. 10 Kentucky 81-78 Wednesday, Jan 15 2020 

The Gamecocks ended a three-game skid against Kentucky.


Men’s swimming and diving handled Northwestern Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

By Cole Emery–

Louisville men’s swimming and diving team defeated Northwestern 179.5 – 120.5 Jan. 9 in Evanston, Ill. The Cards racked up 29 medals during the contest.

200 medley relay

Sophomores Mitchell Whyte and Evgenii Somov, and juniors Nicolas Albiero and Mihalis Delyiannis finished in first place with a time of 1:27.40.

400 free relay

Sophomore Michael Eastman, senior Andrej Barna, Somov and Albiero secured the first place finish with a time of 2:57.42.

50 freestyle

The Cardinals were able to lock down the first and second places during this race with Deliyiannis and freshman Haridi Sameh.

Delyiannis recorded a time of 20.33 and Sameh swam the race in 20.68 seconds.

100 freestyle

Barna helped Louisville secure another first place finish by swimming the race in 43.79 seconds, which was the third best time recorded at this venue.

400 individual medley

Senior Jarrett Jones finished in the top spot and put up a time of 3:56.15, five seconds before the second place finisher.

500 freestyle

Freshman Ilia Sibirtsev came away with first place honors by posting a personal best time of 4:28.48.

100 backstroke

Whyte swam the race in 48.31 seconds and secured the first place finish for the Cardinals in the event.

200 backstroke

Albiero posted the third fastest time in venue history and secured the first place finish for the event with a time of 1:44.27.

100 breaststroke

Somov won the race by half a second to secure first place for the Cardinals. He swam the race in 54.29 seconds.


Junior Daniel Pinto placed first for the one and three meter diving events for the Cardinals.

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Women’s swimming and diving edged out victory against Northwestern Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

By Cole Emery– 

The Cardinals surpassed a talented Northwestern team at Evanston, Ill. in the final event of the meet to secure their victory 151-149.

50 freestyle

Senior Casey Franz and junior Ari Openysheva secured the first and second place spots in this event for the Cardinals

Franz recorded a time of 23.00 seconds and Openysheva a time of 23.38.

100 freestyle

Louisville dominated in this event and won the top three spots overall.

In first, Openysheva recorded 50.46 seconds. In second, freshman Chri Regenauer finished in 50.49 seconds. In third, Franz posted a time of 51.29 seconds.

200 freestyle

Openysheva put up another first place victory during this event by swimming the event in 1:49.21.

500 freestyle

Sophomore Maria Sumida swam the race in 4:54.91, securing first place for the Cardinals.

1000 freestyle

Sumida was also able to secure a second place finish for the Cardinals in this event by posting a time of 10:04.09.

100 butterfly

Regenauer posted a new personal best of 54.13 seconds and gave Louisville a first place finish for the event.

200 butterfly

Sophomore Alena Kraus was less than a second away from her personal best when she posted a 2:00.03 and gave the Cards a second place finish for the event.


Senior Molly Fears was able to come away with first place in both the one and three meter diving events.

Sophomore Kivanc Gur and freshman Sky Geovanni came away with third and fourth place in the one meter event.

Senior Brenna Price came away with third place in the three meter event.

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Louisville women’s track and field ranked at the Edmonds Cup Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

By Cole Emery —

The Cardinals had a very impressive performance at the Edmonds Cup in West Lafayette, Ind. Jan. 10 and 11 by posting six first place winners. A plethora of athletes finished in the top spots in most of the events too.

60 meter dash

Junior Brooke Raglin and junior Sharnae Alston made it past the preliminaries and semi-finals to come in first and second in the finals for the Cards.

Both runners posted a time of 7.57 seconds in the finals of the event.

60 meter hurdles

Sophomore Kayla Alexander and senior Kelsey Heyward qualified for the finals after the preliminary races.

Alexander finished in first place with a time of 8.45 and Heyward finished in fourth with a time of 8.74.

800 meter run

Sophomore Lindsey Franz recorded a time of 2:22.17, giving the Cardinals a fourth place finish out of 19 runners.

Franz also finished in 11th place out of 17 runners in the 600 meter run.

High jump

Junior Alivia Ash finished in second place by surpassing 1.71 meters.

Long jump

Louisville posted four of the top five long jumpers for the event.

Junior Gabriela Leon finished in first by jumping 6.04 meters. Senior Renate Van Tonder jumped 5.99 meters to secure third place. Senior Alexis Gibbons posted a 5.96 meter jump to finish in fourth. Sophomore Kayla Alexander came in fifth place by jumping 5.93 meters.

Triple jump

Freshman Brianna Washington secured a third place finish when she jumped 11.69 meters.

Pole vault

Leon secured another first place finish for Louisville by being the only person who surpassed 4.25 meters for the event. Freshman Auriane Viola and sophomore Aliyah Welter both vaulted 3.90 meters and finished in third and fourth.

Shot put

Senior Rashida Harris came away with the best throw of the event when she secured 14.80 meters.

Junior Victoria Farley secured a fourth place finish after she put up a length of 13.62 on her best throw.

Weight throw

Juniors Makenli Forrest and Halee Hudson came away with first and second honors for the event.

Forrest’s best throw was 20.69 meters and Hudson threw 18.99 meters.

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Louisville men’s track and field placed at the Edmonds Cup Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

By Cole Emery–

Louisville had an impressive showing during the Edmonds Cup Jan. 10 and Jan. 11 in West Lafayette, Ind. There were four first place event winners for the Cards and for two of the events, they finished with the top three athletes.

60 meter dash

Louisville had sophomore Sterling Warner and freshman Isiah Pantiere make it past the preliminary race, but Warner was the only Cardinal sprinter to make it to the final race.

Warner finished in second place for the finals by posted a 6.77 second run.

200 meter dash

Even though the U of L runners were not as successful in this event, freshman Hayden Norris was able to gain valuable experience and finished 12th with a time of 23.66 seconds.

One mile run

Sophomore Ben Ewert finished eighth out of 34 competitors and posted a time of 4:21.16.

3000 meter run

Junior Cameron Stephens came out on top with a first place finish by running this race in 8:41.82.

60 meter hurdles

Sophomore D’Onte Blount qualified for the final race, but was disqualified from completing the race because of a false start in the finals.

High jump

The Cardinals dominated this event by having the top three athletes for the meet.

Freshman Trey Allen posted the highest jump by conquering 2.10 meters. Sophomore Luke Nichols and senior Anthony McRoberts both achieved a height of 2.05 meters.

Long Jump

Freshman Cayden Spencer-Thompson secured a second place finish in the event by jumping 7.29 meters.

Triple Jump

Louisville was able to secure the best three scores in this event.

Spencer-Thompson finished first by jumping 15.57 meters. McRoberts posted a jump of 14.56 meters. Freshman Jeremiah Willis secured third place by jumping 14.19 meters.

Shot put

Senior Christian Buckley finished in first place by having a throw of 17.08 meters. Junior Cade Richeson secured a third place spot by recording a score of 16.35 meters.


Junior Clay Moss finished in third place in overall points for the event. Though he did not excel in any particular event during the heptathlon, he maintained the consistency to secure the third place spot.

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Men’s tennis posts 7-0 win over Bellarmine Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

By Riley Vance–

After a 7-0 win over the Dayton Flyers earlier in the day, men’s tennis went on to defeat the Bellarmine Knights 7-0 as well on Sun. Jan. 12.

The doubles lineup included sophomore Alex Wesbrooks and freshman Daniel Fainblum at the No. 1 spot, junior Tin Chen and freshman Matthew Fung at the No. 2 spot, and sophomore David Mizrahi and freshman James Bell.

Chen and Fung flew through their match with a quick 6-0 win over Bellarmine’s Sam Rueff and Eli Franks.

Soon after, Mizrahi and Bell clinched the doubles point with a 6-1 win over Noah Neuhauser and Emil Berglund (BU).

Wesbrooks and Fainblum were tied 3-3 when their match stopped.

The singles lineup included Chen at No. 1, sophomore Sergio Hernandez at No. 2, sophomore Fabien Salle at No. 3, senior Clement Filho at No. 4, freshman Randy Wilson at No. 5, and Bell at No. 6.

Wilson was the first to finish with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Franks (BU).

Not far behind came in Hernandez with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Paul Reynolds (BU).

Bell defeated Joseph Naville (BU) 6-0, 6-1, clinching the match for the Cards.

Bringing the overall score to 5-0, Filho took down Rueff (BU) 6-0, 6-0.

Chen secured a sixth point for Louisville with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Evan Bottorff (BU).

To finish of the match, Salle was victorious on court three with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Berglund (BU).

Men’s tennis will take on Virginia at 12 p.m. and Austin Peay at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

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No. 7 Cardinals soar past the Hurricanes 87-41 Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

By Cole Emery —

The Louisville women’s basketball team flew right past the Hurricanes in a dominating fashion 87-41 Jan. 9 at the Watsco Center.

This Louisville squad handed Miami their worst loss in 13 years, when Miami lost to then No. 1 Maryland 111-53 in 2007.

Miami didn’t have their top player, senior Beatrice Mompremier, a 6-foot-4 player averaging 16.3 points and 10.4 rebounds for the second straight game with a foot injury.

The Cardinals started off the game with a 9-0 run as senior Kylee Shook scored seven of the nine points and assisted the other basket. “Personally, I felt like I needed to go out and be aggressive,” Shook said.

Even though the first quarter was the lowest scoring quarter of the game for Louisville (15-1, 4-0), they forced Miami (9-6, 1-3) to miss their first 16 shots of the game.

Louisville took a substantial 37-16 lead going into halftime.

After a rough first half, Miami continued to struggle without ever really finding a rhythm while Louisville kept their foot on the gas pedal.

Even though the Cardinals handled the Hurricanes like a breeze, Coach Jeff Walz admitted this was a chance win. “We aren’t going to have too many of these 87-41 games, in my opinion,”  Walz said.

Shook finished the game all across the box score with 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three blocks and a steal. Junior Dana Evans finished with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists.

As a team, the Cardinals shot 56 percent from the field on the game compared to 20 percent field goal shooting from the Hurricanes. Louisville also grabbed 49 rebounds while Miami only acquired 33 rebounds.

This victory marks Louisville as the only team in the ACC without a loss in conference. (When will they play again?)

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No. 13 Cardinals hold off Fighting Irish in final moments Tuesday, Jan 14 2020 

By Cole Emery–

No. 13 Louisville survived their bout in South Bend, Ind. against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and won 67-64. 

A slow start for the Cardinals allowed seven early points from Notre Dame. Senior John Mooney, who leads to country in rebounds per game, aided the Fighting Irish.

Notre Dame (10-6, 1-4) entered the game with the third fewest turnovers in the country, only allowing 10 a game, but Louisville caused four turnovers in the first three and a half minutes of the game. 

Senior Ryan McMahon came hot off the bench with consecutive contested layups to start a 19-3 run for the Cardinals. 

Louisville (13-3, 4-1) went into halftime up 36-24 against the Fighting Irish. Junior Jordan Nwora and McMahon each had 12 points. Mooney had 10 points and 13 rebounds in the first half for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame came storming into the second half and went on a 13-3 run led by sophomore Dane Goodwin who drained two three-pointers during the run. 

Even though the Cards started slow in the second half, they held onto their lead until Goodwin made another three pointer for Notre Dame with 7:08 left in the game. 

Senior Dwayne Sutton came through in the final minutes to recapture the lead twice with two three-pointers. “If Dwayne Sutton is going to make those threes, you just have to tip your hat to him. He’s a good player,” Mooney said after the game.

In the final 30 seconds of the game, Notre Dame had a chance to tie the game and force overtime after a Mooney steal. After a lot of offensive ball movement, there was a missed layup and an offensive rebound that led to a missed three-pointer as time expired.

“I loved the way we finished the game,” Coach Chris Mack said after the game. “We needed to figure out how to cut through adversity.”

Sutton had 10 points and 14 rebounds for the game, Nwora racked up 20 points and McMahon secured 17 points off the bench.

The Cards will face off against Pittsburgh, Jan. 14 at the Petersen Events Center in their next matchup.

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