News and notes from Freedom Hall where the Cardinals fell 60-58 to Kentucky.
After jumping out to a 5-0 lead with 18:22 remaining, Kentucky was outscored, 32-11, in remaining minutes of the first half. Louisville held UK to just 5-of-24 (20.8 percent) shooting. The Wildcats went from 18:23 to 10:23, a span of 8:00, without a point.
Today's attendance of 20,088 is the largest crowd in the history of Freedom Hall for the University of Louisville, besting the old mark of 20,086 versus Indiana on Feb. 1, 2003.
Top Five Freedom Hall Crowds
1. 20,088 vs. Kentucky, 12/18/04
2. 20,086 vs. Indiana, 2/1/03
3. 20,079 vs. Cincinnati, 1/21/04
4. 20,076 vs. UMass, 3/1/96
5. 20,075 vs. Kentucky, 12/31/96
Senior forward Ellis Myles recorded his 27 career double-digit rebounding performance and his fifth in the last six games.
Freshman forward Juan Palacios suffered a laceration in his left eye early in the second half and didn't return to the contest. He scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field before leaving the contest.
Junior Taquan Dean drilled three 3-pointers for the sixth time in eight games this season. Dean has moved into a tie with Marques Maybin for fourth place in school history with 156 trifectas.
Coach Tubby Smith is the second of three former assistant coaches or players under U of L head coach Rick Pitino that the Cardinals will face this season. Pitino is now 20-2 all-time verus his former assistants or players.
The Cardinals were held to a season-low 58 points against UK. It was the lowest output since Louisville scored 58 in an overtime loss to Depaul at home last season.