It was a wild scene inside the KFC Yum Center.
With a crowd of 22,785 on its feet for much of the second half, the Louisville men's basketball team gave them a treat. The Cardinals rallied from 13 points down in the second half to beat Duke 71-64.
"Our players needed a game like this and our fans needed a game like this," U of L coach Rick Pitino said.
Damion Lee scored 24 points, including three 3-pointers during Louisville's furious second-half rally, to lead the Cardinals. He hadn't hit a three-pointer in the two games against Duke until the second-half run.
Freshman Deng Adel chipped in 12 points and five rebounds, while Chinanu Onuaku had 10 points, 11 rebounds and three assists.
Louisville trailed 44-31 with 17:10 remaining before an 8-0 run that was keyed by two three's from Lee and a slam from Jaylen Johnson, who added six points and three rebounds.
The Cardinals are now 21-6 and 10-4 in ACC play and one game behind North Carolina for the league lead.