Louisville Falls in the 2nd Half to Boston College, 89-74

The losses continue to mount for Kenny Payne

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The Louisville Cardinals fell to the Boston College Eagles tonight, and it was a very disappointing loss for a team that seemed like it was turning a corner.

Louisville played well in the first half, and ended the half with a 8 point lead. However, it was all Boston College in the second half, as the Eagles outscored the Cardinals by 20 and put up 50 points in the second half.

Louisville looked on top of their game in nearly every aspect in the first half, but the second half collapse is something that really should not be looked over. Yes, Louisville was down to 7 schlorship players, and Ty-Laur Johnson was out for the majority of the 2nd half with an injury, but being outscored by 20 points in a half is unacceptable.

Brandon Huntley-Hatfield and Tre White continued their dominance as they both dropped 21 points a piece, and 9 and 7 rebounds respectfully.

Boston College shot lights out in the 2nd half tonight, and when you shoot 57% from the field and 48% from three, it is hard to lose games.

What is most dissapointing is how Louisville found a way to lose this game. The Cardinals were up 8 at halftime and ended up losing by 12 points by the end of regulation. Kenny Payne's team was looking like they were turning a corner in the past 3 games, but this loss against Boston College is starting to prove that he is not cut out for this job.

Being down to 7 scholarship players has not helped Payne's odds, but you should not be giving up an 8 point lead and 50 points in a half to the Boston College Eagles.

Kenny Payne needs to start winning now or his time at Louisville will come to end in just a few months.