Cardinal Basketball

Louisville 86 – Central Arkansas 41: Cards Send Bears Into Hibernation

Chris Humphrey

After last week’s pair of hard-fought victories, Louisville men’s basketball returned home to face Central Arkansas.

The Cards were highly favored in the game, and they did not disappoint as they obliterated the Bears 86-41.

Central Arkansas had a losing record heading into this game, but they had faced several Power Five opponents and were looking for the upset.

While the Bears scored the first two points of the game, the next few minutes belonged exclusively to Steven Enoch, who made all of his first five shots for all of the team’s first ten points.

Other people on both teams started scoring, but Louisville always stayed way ahead and went into halftime up 52-23. Enoch had 14 points first-half points, Jordan Nwora added another ten and a whole mess of other Cards scored.

The second half played out much the same way. With Louisville practically scoring at will and Central Arkansas unable to stop them. Several players had season or career-highs in scoring.

Nwora led all scorers with 21 points on 7-10 shooting, including hitting all four of his three pointers. VJ King scored a season-high 17, and Enoch would score a career-high 16 points. Louisville had eleven players score.

Enoch led the team in rebounding with nine boards, also a career-high.

Louisville moves to 6-2 on the season. Central Arkansas falls to 3-5.

The Cards look to increase their winning streak to four games as they travel to Indiana on December 8.

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