The 2019-20 season for Louisville basketball was nothing short of a thrill. We examine the top individual performances from Team 106.
Louisville basketball’s season didn’t receive the ending fans had hoped for. A year without any postseason play isn’t an easy pill to swallow, especially after not being able to participate not too long ago. It’s hard to say what kind of shot the Cards would’ve had in the big dance, but we saw many great team and individual performances along the way that inspired optimism.
Louisville finished the year at 14 in the AP Poll and one game back in the ACC standings. There were definitely times in the year that the Cardinals struggled, but also just as many that had fans impressed about the potential of this team. They had a group of veteran players that were held to high standards this year, with fans expecting many great performances from guys like Jordan Nwora, Steven Enoch, Dwayne Sutton, and Ryan McMahon.
With a 7-loss season, the Cardinals, unfortunately, saw several impressive performances against them. Tyrese Maxey of UK dropping 27 points in the overtime thriller and John Newman III’s 23 for Clemson are among those. After these missteps, the Cards had a coach in Chris Mack that always seemed to get the team back on track. He was found in Rooster’s after every game, even the disappointing ones, and got back to work to bring out the talent he had on this team in the best way possible.
As far as the top five performances of the year, it can surely be debated. Do you add Jordan Nwora’s season-high of 37? Even if it was against a sub .500 Boston College team? Love is going to be spread around here, so it’s not on the list.
Here are Louisville’s top performances of 2019-20, starting with no. 5.