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.