After a nail biter victory against Seton Hall Friday, the Cards were looking for a much more convincing win against Prairie Valley A&M.
And while it took them a minute to get going, Louisville convinced everyone with a 86-64 victory.
These two squads hadn’t met in 15 years before today, their last matchup ending in a 90-65 Louisville victory in 2005.
The Panthers are the defending SWAC Champions (remember those?) and are an incredibly deep team.
Despite nearly losing, the Cards have a lot to like from their win over Seton Hall.
Louisville was slow out of the gate, letting Prairie get a 11-4 lead early. The Cards closed the gap and the teams stayed close for most of the first half, thanks to the Panthers coming out with a lot more energy and aggressiveness.
But with around four minutes to go the Cards were finally able to break away, going into halftime with a 41-31 lead.
Jae’Lyn Withers scored 12 points in the first 20 minutes.
The second half was all Louisville. They slowly but surely increased their lead, getting ahead by as many as 22 points before the game ended.
The Cards had four players score in double-figures. Jae’Lyn Withers led the way with 20 points, almost making it a double-double with team-high nine boards.
David Johnson was right behind him with 19, and Carlik Jones and Dre Davis also scored in double-figures.
Louisville moves to 3-0 on the season. Prairie View A&M falls to 1-2.
The Cards open December against old foe Western Kentucky on December 1.<