Cards down IUPUI 80-60; Game Notes

Freshman Tello Palacios recorded his first career double-double to help propel Louisville to a 80-60 win over I.U.P.U.I in the Billy Minardi Classic.

  • The Cardinals are a perfect 4-0 in the first three years of the Billy Minardi Classic, which was started in 2002 to honor the memory of Billy Minardi, brother-in-law of U of L head coach Rick Pitino who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

  • Freshman Terrance Farley made his first collegiate start in place of senior Ellis Myles, who missed the game with tightness in the hamstring of his right leg.

  • Junior Taquan Dean has hit three or more three pointers for the seventh time in nine games this season. He moved into third place all-time with 161 career 3-point field goals.

  • The Cardinals had three or more players reach double figures for the eighth time in nine games this season - the loss to Kentucky on Saturday was the only time the Cardinals failed to have three or more players reach double figures in scoring.

  • The Cardinals hit nine or more 3-point field goals for the seventh time this season. Louisville tied a season-high with 11 3-point field goals -also did it against Stanford and Lafayette.

  • Freshman Juan Palacios tallied his first career-double with a career-high 23 points and a career-best 10 rebounds. He went 9-of-12 shooting from the floor and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. Palacios, whose previous career-best was 16 against Lafayette, also reached a new career-high with four steals. He equaled his career-high with nine rebounds (9 vs. NC A&T).

  • The Cardinals shot a season-best 56.3 percent from the floor and marked the fourth time in the last seven games that the Cardinals shot 50.0 percent or better from the field.

  • Senior Francisco Garcia reached a new career-high for rebounds in a game with 10, besting his old mark of eight that he set versus Florida this season and DePaul a year ago.

  • Despite missing Ellis Myles, the Conference USA's leading rebounder, the Cardinals out-rebounded the opposition for the seventh time in nine games.

  • The Cardinals are now 65-3 over the last six seasons when scoring 80 or more points in a game.

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