Louisville Basketball vs. Texas Southern: 3 Encouraging Stats In The Cards’ Win

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We take a look at three encouraging stats from Louisville basketball’s 31 point win over Texas Southern on Saturday afternoon.

It sure did feel good to have the Louisville basketball team playing on a Saturday afternoon. Football has gotten all of us into a habit of waiting to see Lamar Jackson score five touchdowns each week, but at least we only have to wait a few more weeks for that to happen again.

The Cardinals were able to beat the Tigers 102-71 on Saturday. It was extremely encouraging to see that this basketball team could put up 100 points, much less 102.

With that being said, let’s take a look three encouraging stats from the game:

Dec 10, 2016; Louisville, KY, USA; Texas Southern Tigers guard Demontrae Jefferson (3) scrambles for a loose ball with Louisville Cardinals guard Donovan Mitchell (45) during the first half at KFC Yum! Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

3. All Five Starters Ended The Game With Double-Figures

For a team that had been struggling shooting the basketball, they sure didn’t look like it phased them against Texas Southern on Saturday. Every starter for the Cardinals ended up with at least ten points, which is a big reason why they were able to win by 31 points.

  • Donovan Mitchell: 12 points
  • Deng Adel: 11 points
  • Quentin Snider: 15 points
  • Mangok Mathiang: 10 points
  • Jaylen Johnson: 11 points

This is exactly the type of performance that we have been waiting to see from these guys. Now, we have to remind ourselves that it was just Texas Southern, but at least we know that they are capable of shooting well.

Let’s hope some of this hot shooting can continue later in the month.

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