The first half of the game ended up playing right into U of L’s hands. It was messy, scrappy, and Davidson missed many of their 3-point attempts. Here’s a quick breakdown of the important stats of the first half…
Davidson is cold from 3-point land, shooting 18% with 2-11.
Louisville is still up after playing extremely sloppy, giving up 9 turnovers in the first half.
Gorgui Dieng is in foul trouble, with 3 personal fouls.
U of L, while turning the ball over, is shooting well when they can hold onto it – with a 51 FG percentage.
Here are a few screenshots, summarizing how much of the game has gone. While Dieng has been able to be in the game, he’s been a defensive force.
Most of the Twitter reaction has been dominated by U of L fans, who seem to be displeased with the Card’s sloppy start, but are of course happy to be up by eight. As always, fans aren’t happy with the officiating.