Louisville sends its seniors out in style, with a 56-53 victory over Georgia Tech in the Yum Center

The University of Louisville basketball team sent three players off in style, with a 56-53 win over Georgia Tech. The Cardinals have now won 17 of their last 18 Senior Day games.

It was an emotional night, but a good send off.

The University of Louisville men's basketball team sent off three seniors - Trey Lewis, Damion Lee and Dillion Avare - in style with a 56-53 victory over Georgia Tech. It wasn't pretty but it was a victory.

And it came down to a pair of granny-style free throws.

Chinanu Onuaku made the two free throws with 30.9 seconds remaining and Damion Lee added two more with 10.7 left to give the Cardinals a victory on Senior Night. It was the 17th win in the last 18 Senior Day games for the Cardinals.

"An emotional night," Rick Pitino said. "Almost everything I thought would happen, happened tonight."

Georgia Tech trailed by 11 points with 9:03 left but never quit fighting. The Yellowjackets had two chances in the final 30 seconds to tie the game before Lee was fouled and hit two free throws.

The Yellowjackets then had a three-pointer at the end that was also off the mark.

Onuaku had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals, while Lee scored his 2,000th career point and finished with 14. Quentin Snider added 11 points and four assists for the Cardinals.

Louisville is now 23-7 and 12-5 in the ACC with one game to play on Saturday at Virginia.

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