No. 10 Louisville received a 22-point performance from guard Quentin Snider and fed off the sold-out home crowd to end a four-game losing skid to rival Kentucky with a 73-70 victory on Wednesday night.
"Really delighted with the victory," Rick Pitino said. "It's been awhile since we beat them. The crowd was electric, it was great."
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Snider, a product of Louisville Ballard, played a game-high 37 minutes and connected on 10 of 19 attempts, including a pair of three-pointers, to pace the Cardinals. The junior also dished out a game-high five assists, collected six rebounds and grabbed two steals.
"He just kept attacking the rim, attacking the rim and made some shots," Pitino said of Snider. "Quentin played a big-time game."
The game included nine lead changes and 10 ties before the Cardinals grabbed for the final time with 6:25 remaining. Kentucky's Malik Monk connected for his first three-pointer, after eight misses, with 12 seconds remaining to pull the Wildcats within 71-70. A pair of free throws from Donovan Mitchell capped the scoring and secured the victory for Louisville.
Sophomore Deng Adel poured in 18 points on 5 of 10 shooting, also hitting a pair of three-pointers. He also connected on a six of his free throw attempts, while also registering six rebounds and two assists.
Jaylen Johnson added 14 points and six rebounds, with Mitchell scoring 13 points.
Led by Ray Spalding's seven rebounds, U of L out-worked UK on the glass 40-36.