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Cards defeat NBDL's Asheville Altitude 73-59

Louisville, which was led by sophomores Taquan Dean and Francisco Garcia, defeated the Asheville Altitude of the NBDL in an exhibition game at Freedom Hall on Sunday afternoon. <P> <B>BONUS COVERAGE:</b><br><a href="http://louisville.theinsiders.com/2/205097.html"><B>Audio: Coach Pitino's Post Game Comments</b></a> <img src="http://media.theinsiders.com/media/site_logo/premium.gif">

U of L Press Release

Louisville, Ky. - Taquan Dean and Francisco Garcia each tallied 17 points as the University of Louisville defeated Asheville of the NBDL, 73-59, Sunday afternoon at Freedom Hall in the final exhibition game before the Cardinals open the regular season Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against Iowa in the John Wooden Tradition.

Dean and Garcia combined to hit nine 3-pointers, with Dean topping the squad with five. As a team, the Cardinals hit 15-of-40 from behind the arc.

Larry O'Bannon was the only other Cardinal in double figures with 10 points, while Luke Whitehead and Brandon Jenkins added nine.

The Cardinals took control of the contest early in the first half, 13-4, on an O'Bannon 3-pointer with 14:21 remaining in the first half. From there it was all Cardinals, as Louisville went on a 19-9 run to race to a 32-13 advantage.

Leading, 38-21, at the half, the Cardinals went scoreless for the first two minutes of the second half, as the Altitude closed to within 13 at 40-27.

But that was as close as the Altitude would get. A dunk by Alhaji Mohammed and a layup by Whitehead gave the Cardinals their biggest lead of the game at 53-31 with 11:22 remaining.

The Cardinals shot 37.7 percent from the field, but scored 30 points off 26 Asheville turnovers.

Official Basketball Box Score
ASHEVILLE vs LOUISVILLE
11/23/03 2:08PM at FREEDOM HALL, LOUISVILLE, KY
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VISITORS: ASHEVILLE 0-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
11 WILLIAMS, Gary...... f  2-3    2-3    0-0    1  0  1   4   6  1  6  1  0  18
26 PENIGAR, Desmond.... f  7-16   0-3    4-5    4 10 14   2  18  2  2  0  1  27
50 KURTZ, Brandon...... c  2-6    0-0    3-4    0  7  7   2   7  1  4  0  0  27
07 POSTELL, Lavor...... g  3-9    2-5    0-0    2  4  6   4   8  0  4  1  0  31
12 REID, Kareem........ g  0-8    0-1    2-2    0  2  2   1   2  5  1  0  1  28
06 EVANS, David........    1-5    0-1    1-4    3  5  8   1   3  0  5  0  3  22
10 SMITH, Andre........    0-1    0-0    2-2    0  0  0   2   2  2  1  0  1  12
21 CARBERRY, Tobe......    3-6    1-4    1-2    1  0  1   0   8  1  1  0  0  15
42 LANG, Kris..........    2-5    0-0    1-4    2  3  5   0   5  0  2  0  0  20
   TEAM................                         4  1  5
   Totals..............   20-59   5-17  14-23  17 32 49  16  59 12 26  2  6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-28 28.6%   2nd Half: 12-31 38.7%   Game: 33.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  0-6   0.0%   2nd Half:  5-11 45.5%   Game: 29.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  5-8  62.5%   2nd Half:  9-15 60.0%   Game: 60.9%    4

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HOME TEAM: LOUISVILLE 0-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
24 Whitehead, Luke..... f  4-12   0-2    1-4    4  5  9   3   9  3  2  1  4  28
34 O'Bannon, Larry..... f  4-9    2-5    0-0    1  3  4   3  10  2  1  0  1  23
01 Dartez, Kendall..... c  0-5    0-2    1-4    5  4  9   3   1  0  4  2  2  29
05 Dean, Taquan........ g  6-10   5-9    0-0    1  5  6   0  17  5  1  0  2  26
32 Garcia, Francisco... g  5-14   4-11   3-4    2  4  6   0  17  6  3  3  2  33
11 Jenkins, Brandon....    3-5    2-3    1-2    0  0  0   0   9  1  1  0  0  14
12 Gianiny, Brad.......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  0  0  0   3
13 MOHAMMED, JR, Alhaji    3-4    1-1    0-0    0  1  1   1   7  0  1  0  2  10
21 Current, Chris......    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
30 Daniels, Nate.......    1-7    1-6    0-0    1  3  4   3   3  0  1  0  1  14
52 George, Otis........    0-3    0-1    0-0    2  2  4   4   0  1  3  0  2  19
   TEAM................
   Totals..............   26-69  15-40   6-14  16 27 43  18  73 18 17  6 16 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-34 41.2%   2nd Half: 12-35 34.3%   Game: 37.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  9-21 42.9%   2nd Half:  6-19 31.6%   Game: 37.5%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-4  25.0%   2nd Half:  5-10 50.0%   Game: 42.9%    3

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Officials: Ted Hillary, Mike Ashurst, John Hampton
Technical fouls: ASHEVILLE-None. LOUISVILLE-None.
Attendance: 15831
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
ASHEVILLE.....................   21   38  -   59
LOUISVILLE....................   38   35  -   73
ID-216331

Points in the paint-ASH 22,LOU 16. Points off turnovers-ASH 7,LOU 30.
2nd chance points-ASH 11,LOU 13. Fast break points-ASH 6,LOU 16.
Bench points-ASH 18,LOU 19. Score tied-0 times. Lead changed-0 times.
Last FG-ASH 2nd-00:11, LOU 2nd-00:27.

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