Cards Host Kentucky Wesleyan in Final Exhibition Contest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball program concludes its exhibition play against Kentucky Wesleyan at 7 p.m. ET Monday at the KFC Yum! Center. Catch the game on ACC Network Extra.
The Cardinals started the preseason strong on Oct. 18, winning 91-50 against Simmons College. They had an impressive shooting performance, with 54% from the field, 42% from beyond the arc, and nearly 80% from the free-throw line.
Kentucky Wesleyan had a 15-14 record last season and began their preseason this year with an 85-75 loss to Saint Louis. These two teams last met in exhibition play in 2017, with UofL winning 101-64. They have also faced each other 69 times in regular-season games, with the Cardinals leading the series 51-18.
Kentucky Wesleyan at Louisville
October 30, 2022 | 7 p.m. CT
KFC Yum! Center | Louisville, Ky.
Listen: Cardinal Sports Network (WLCL 93.9 FM & WGTK 970 AM flagship); Streaming (Paul Rogers, pxp | Bob Valvano, analysis)
Watch: ACC Network Extra (Kent Taylor, pxp | Jody Demling, analysis)
Live Stats: Louisville Stats
Single-Game Tickets | Season Tickets
• This game marks the end of Louisville’s exhibition schedule. Their first exhibition game against Simmons on Oct. 18 was the earliest exhibition game in program history, surpassing the previous record set on Oct. 26, 2011 against Pikeville.
• The Cardinals’ 41-point victory over Simmons was one of their largest margins of victory in exhibition games since 1982. They ended the first half with a dominant 24-1 run.
• In their win against Simmons, Louisville’s freshman quartet of Curtis Williams, Dennis Evans, Kaleb Glenn, and Ty-Laur Johnson combined for 40 points on 14-of-20 shooting. Williams led all scorers with 15 points, five rebounds, and three assists.
• The Cardinals also participated in their annual Red and White Scrimmage on Oct. 11. Tre White led the Red team with 17 points, nine rebounds, and four assists. Mike James had a strong shooting performance, scoring 12 points with 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. Dennis Evans contributed with 12 points, five blocks, and five rebounds. Skyy Clark and JJ Traynor led the White team with 11 points each.
• The Cardinals have retained 47.1% of their scoring, 57.1% of their rebounding, and 28.1% of their assists from last season. They have also added eight newcomers, who have comprised the sixth-best recruiting class in the country according to 247Sports.
Last Exhibition Meeting: Louisville 101, Kentucky Wesleyan 64
Oct. 30, 2017 | Louisville, Ky.
The University of Louisville men’s basketball team defeated the Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers 101-64 in their last exhibition matchup. Five Cardinals scored in double-figures, and the team ended the game with 22 assists on 41 made baskets.
Anas Mahmoud led Louisville in scoring with 20 points, along with seven blocks, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Ray Spalding also had an impressive performance with 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals, and a block. Dwayne Sutton (13 points), Deng Adel (12 points), and Quentin Snider (10 points) also contributed with double-digit scoring. Snider led the team with five assists and collected five rebounds.
The Panthers kept the game close early on, but a three-pointer from Snider sparked a dominant run for the Cardinals. Over the next eight minutes, Louisville outscored Kentucky Wesleyan 22-6, leading to a timeout for the Panthers. Malik Williams and Darius Perry hit back-to-back three-pointers, extending the Cardinals’ lead to 35-14.
Kentucky Wesleyan had three players score in double-figures, with Dakota Quinn leading the way with 14 points and eight rebounds.



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