Junior Taquan Dean missed today's contest with back spasms, and his status will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
With the win over Tennessee State, the Cardinals are 17-1 in the month of January over the last three seasons.
Senior Ellis Myles, the Conference USA's leading rebounder recorded double-digit rebounds for the ninth time in 10 games and the 31st time during his career. He also produced his seventh double-double of the season, his fourth consecutive, and 15th of his career with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Junior Francisco Garcia, the Conference USA leading free throw shooter, went 7-for-7 from the free throw line and has connected on 34 consecutive free throw attempts. He also tied his career-high of 29 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including four 3-pointers. He also scored 29 against Morehead State on December 27, 2004. Over the last three games, Garcia has averaged 27.0 points, 2.7 steals and 4.7 assists per game.
Freshman Juan Palacios set a new career-high for rebounds in a game with 14, besting his old mark of 10 set against IUPUI on Dec. 21, 2004.
Louisville connected on 10 three pointers and is 9-0 when it makes seven or more three-pointers in a game. It also marked the sixth time the Cardinals hit 10 or more in a game.
Louisville 67-3 over the last six seasons when scoring 80 or more points in a game (43-3 under head coach Rick Pitino, including an 8-0 mark this season).
Freshman Lorrenzo Wade established a new career-high of 14 points, besting his previous career-high of eight against Morehead State on December 27, 2004.
Senior Ellis Myles had 13 rebounds and freshman Juan Palacios added 14 rebounds, marking the third time this year the Cardinals had two or more players with 10 or more rebounds in a game.
Sophomore Brad Gianiny tied his career-best of eight points on 3-of-7 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers - his first 3-point field goal since December 14 against NC A&T.