LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — V.J. King scored 17 points and Deng Adel added 16, including eight during Louisville’s 10-0 run to close the first half, to help the 12th-ranked Cardinals pull away from William & Mary for a 91-58 victory Monday night.
William & Mary’s up-tempo style provided Louisville (2-0) with a challenge. The Cardinals were held scoreless for 3:06, while the Tribe (1-1) closed to within 34-31 with 2:13 left in the half. Adel took charge over the final 1:31 with five free throws and a 3-pointer during the spurt that gave the Cardinals some space entering the break.
Louisville then outscored William & Mary 10-2 over the first 4 1/2 minutes of the second half to lead 54-33 and held the Tribe without a basket for nearly 6 minutes.
The Tribe will host Presbyterian College on Saturday at 7:00 pm.