Key Moments: Louisville 113 Louisiana 74

A look back at the key moments in the Cardinals win on Saturday afternoon

It was a game that included a couple of first half lead changes, but saw Louisville put the game out of reach early in the second half.

Here's a look back at a few key moments from Louisville's 113-74 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

Fast Start
>The Cardinals didn't take long to race to a lead. Led by 6 from Russ Smith, five different players scored during the early minutes of the game as U of L built an early cushion at the 13:44 mark of the first half. The early run was topped off by a powerful dunk by Chane Behanan. Louisville 20-9.

Visitors Respond
>Trailing by 11 nearly eight minutes into the game, Louisiana-Lafayette failed to surrender to the nation's 7th-ranked team. The Ragin' Cajuns connected on 8 of 9 from the field, including four three-pointers to explode for a 22-9 to take thier first lead of the game with 6:51 left in the first half. Steven Wronkowski scored 8 points during the run. Louisiana-Lafayette 34-32.

Come Back
>Finding themselves in the rare position of trailing late in the first half, the Cardinals quickly responded. A Montrezl Harrell dunk with 4:21 remaining to tie the game drew a fast timeout from the ULL bench. Following the break in action, the Cardinals defense forced three turnovers to fuel an 11-0 run. Louisville 50-41.

Visitors Respond... Again
>After seeing their lead quickly evaporate and become a 9 point deficit, Louisiana-Lafayette proved to still have plenty of fight. Shawn Long drained a three-pointer. Xavian Rimmer stole the ball from Chris Jones and Elfrid Payton scored on a fast break layup to quickly trim into the Cardinals advantage. Louisville 50-46.

Second Half Start
>The Cardinals scored 6 unanswered points during the first minute of the second half to open a 13 point lead. A dunk by Montrezl Harrell capped the quick offensive explosion. Louisville 60-47.

Not This Time
>Once again, it appeared that the visitors were ready to respond with yet another run of their own. After trimming the lead to 8 on a dunk by Shawn Long, U of L was quicker to respond to the ULL efforts. Another Montrezl Harrell dunk pushed the lead back to 12 and then a steal by the sophomore that led to a Wayne Blackshear three-pointer, highlighted a 16-2 burst that effectively ended any ULL hopes of pulling off an upset. Louisville 79-56.

DUNK
>Louisville eclipsed the 100 point mark for the first time this season when Montrezl Harrell threw down an alley-oop pass from Terry Rozier with 7:40 remaining in the game. It was Harrell's fourth dunk of the game. He finished with 20 points in the game. Louisville 100-66.

Other
>Chane Behanan grabbed his 600th career rebound during the first half... Wayne Blackshear improved his team-leading three-point shooting by hitting 2 of 4 beyond the arc, improving his season average to .471... ULL hit 7 of 10 three-pointers in the first half, managed only 2 of 15 in the second half... U of L's 113 points set a new offensive high for games held at the KFC Yum! Center.


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