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No. 6 Louisville was upset 61-53 by No. 12 Virginia on Wednesday evening

Louisville dropped a league opener for the first time in five seasons

A 69-48 loss at Marquette on March 2, 2010 was the last time a Louisville team failed to have at least one player on the roster score in double-figures until Wednesday night's loss to Virginia.

Tony Hicks, Quentin Snider and Deng Adel paced the Cardinals with 8 points each in the 61-53 loss to the Cavaliers.

The loss also snapped a streak of four consecutive wins to begin league play, dropping U of L's record in conference-openers under Rick Pitino to 10-6.

Louisville had zero assists at halftime and finished with just seven, a season low.  The Cardinals also had season lows in points (53), field goal attempts (44), three-point field goals made (2) and three-point field goal percentage (14.3).  The 19 made field goals and two blocks shots equal season lows.  U of L was outrebounded by UVA 31-26, marking just the second time this season that the team has lost the battle of the boards.

Here's reaction from the locker room:


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