Louisville vs. MI basketball 2017

After playing only 14 minutes against Oklahoma State, Wagner shot 11-for-14 from the field and scored 26 points on Sunday, dominating the Cardinals with a smooth game in the post and the ability to make plays from the outside. The Cardinals have held a small lead for most of the game, holding down Michigan's 3-point attack.

Kicking off the game, Mitchell buried a step-back three in transition. Louisville, on the other hand, is averaging 11 turnovers per game this year and coughed up six in the first half. Levitch understands he must always be ready to play regardless of the fact he got a single minute in Friday's win over Jacksonville State and only six in the ACC Tournament loss to Duke.

Louisville took control from the get-go, jumping out to a 3-point lead at the outset and 7-point bulges at 15-8 and 21-14. Add in Quinton Snider's 0-fer performance (0 points on 0-of-9 shooting, 0-of-7 from three), and Louisville made it hard on themselves when Wagner got hot and found the right match-ups to attack.

A huge dunk by Adel in transition that brought the Louisville crowd to its feet put the Cardinals up 23-18 with just over five minutes to go in the opening half. MI was more active, forcing the Cardinals to take long twos and threes instead of continuing to give up points in the paint like they did in the first half.

Louisville started the game strongly and had a 36-28 half-time lead. Then, despite Wagner scoring at will to start the second half, MI found itself down nine early in the second half. Second-seeded Louisville lost to MI 73-69 in the earlier second-round game in Indianapolis.

Louisville threw everything it had at the Wolverines, with three players in double digits led by 19 from Donovan Mitchell. Nice crowd for Louisville, though I think it's pretty evenly divided between UofL, UK, Michigan.

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Another potential concern - 3-point shooting. An uncontested lay-up from Wagner put MI up six with 1:18 to play.

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