Cards fall 70-69 in overtime against Iowa

Despite having four players scoring in double figures, the Cardinals dropped their season opener 70-69 to Iowa in overtime at the Wooden Tradition.

Senior forward Luke Whitehead picked up where he left off last season and recorded a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as Louisville dropped it's season opener at the Wooden Tradition to Iowa 70-69 in overtime.

The Cardinals were outrebounded by the taller Hawkeyes 35-27 and were called for 12 more fouls than Iowa in the loss.

Iowa was led by Greg Bruner's 26 points and Brody Boyd's 22 points.

The Hawkeyes had to fight off two late Cardinal rally's to secure the win. The first at the end of regulation when the Cardinals tied the score at 63-63 on a three-pointer by guard Taquan Dean. After falling behind 69-63 midway through the overtime period, Larry O'Bannon hit two consecutive three-pointers to even the score at 69-69.

Following a made free throw by Iowa's Pierre Pierce, Louisville freshman Nate Daniels had an opportunity to hit the game winner by his 10-foot jumper bounced off the heel of the rim as time expired.

Louisville will return to action on Thursday night when they travel to Nashville for a game against Western Kentucky.

Francisco Garcia added 17 points, while Taquan Dean and Larry O'Bannon contributed 15 and 11 points respectively.


IOWA (70)

                          fg    ft    rb             
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t   a  pf   tp
P Pierce            28  3-13   2-5   2-8   5   4    8
G Brunner           41 10-14   5-6   1-4   1   1   26
J Reiner            35   3-7   3-5   1-6   3   1    9
J Horner            45   1-7   2-5   1-9   4   1    4
B Boyd              36  9-14   0-1   1-2   2   2   22
N DeWitz            18   0-3   0-0   0-2   3   2    0
M Henderson         11   0-2   0-0   1-2   0   3    0
S Sonderleiter      11   0-0   1-2   2-2   1   1    1
  
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TOTALS             225 26-60 13-24  9-35  19  15   70
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Percentages: FG-.433, FT-.542. 3-Point Goals:
5-15, .333 (P Pierce 0-1, G Brunner 1-1, J 
Horner 0-4, B Boyd 4-8, N DeWitz 0-1). Team 
Rebounds: 10. Blocked Shots: 3 (G Brunner 2, 
J Reiner). Turnovers: 17 (P Pierce 4, J 
Reiner 3, G Brunner 3, J Horner 2, N DeWitz 
2, B Boyd, M Henderson, S Sonderleiter). 
Steals: 4 (B Boyd, J Reiner, S Sonderleiter, 
M Henderson).

LOUISVILLE (69)

                          fg    ft    rb             
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t   a  pf   tp
L Whitehead         44  8-14   2-5  2-14   2   3   18
F Garcia            43  4-11   8-9   1-3   6   2   17
K Dartez            18   0-3   0-0   0-0   0   5    0
T Dean              34   5-8   0-0   0-1   6   3   15
L O'Bannon          30   3-8   2-2   0-1   0   3   11
B Jenkins           15   0-1   0-0   0-3   3   1    0
A Mohammed           7   1-1   0-0   0-0   1   0    3
P Johnson            1   0-0   0-0   0-0   0   1    0
N Daniels           24   2-9   0-0   1-5   2   4    5
O George             9   0-2   0-0   0-0   0   5    0
  
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TOTALS             225 23-57 12-16  4-27  20  27   69
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Percentages: FG-.404, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals:
11-27, .407 (F Garcia 1-2, K Dartez 0-1, T 
Dean 5-7, L O'Bannon 3-7, B Jenkins 0-1, A 
Mohammed 1-1, N Daniels 1-6, O George 0-2). 
Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 6 (F Garcia 
3, N Daniels 2, L Whitehead). Turnovers: 19 
(L Whitehead 4, F Garcia 4, L O'Bannon 3, B 
Jenkins 3, K Dartez 2, O George, T Dean, N 
Daniels). Steals: 8 (F Garcia 2, K Dartez 2, 
O George, N Daniels, L O'Bannon, T Dean).


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IOWA                 31  32  7    -  70
LOUISVILLE           31  32  6    -  69
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Technical fouls: Iowa 1 (COACH Alford). A: N/A. 
Officials: Curtis Shaw, Jim Burr, Reggie Greenwood

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