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Louisville rolls past Jacksonville St in return to tourney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Mangok Mathiang scored 18 points and Deng Adel added 16 Friday to help second-seeded Louisville pull away from Jacksonville State 78-63 in the first round of the Midwest Regional.

The Cardinals (25-8) have won five straight opening round games. Louisville was making its first postseason appearance since 2015 after sitting out last year because of a one-year, school-imposed postseason ban for alleged recruiting violations.

Norbertas Giga scored 30 points for 15th-seeded Jacksonville State (20-15), which was one of a record five teams making their first tourney appearance.

And it was a bigger challenge than most expected.

But after trailing for the first 13 minutes, the Cardinals finally took the lead with an 8-2 late in the first half. It closed the half on a 9-4 spurt then opened the second half on 10-2 run to make it 48-33. Louisville led by double digits most of the rest of the game.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Mangok Mathiang 3.0
  Malcolm Drumwright missed 3-pt. jump shot 5.0
+ 2 Quentin Snider made jump shot 13.0
+ 3 Norbertas Giga made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyrik Edwards 39.0
+ 2 Mangok Mathiang made layup, assist by Donovan Mitchell 1:03
  Personal foul on Greg Tucker 1:22
  Defensive rebound by Deng Adel 1:23
  Greg Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Donovan Mitchell 1:25
  35-second shot clock violation turnover on Louisville 1:39
  Defensive rebound by Mangok Mathiang 2:09
  Norbertas Giga missed layup 2:11
Points 63 78
Field Goals 23-46 (50.0%) 31-64 (48.4%)
3-Pointers 10-19 (52.6%) 5-15 (33.3%)
Free Throws 7-8 (87.5%) 11-14 (78.6%)
Total Rebounds 23 36
Offensive 2 13
Defensive 17 20
Team 4 3
Assists 14 14
Steals 1 7
Blocks 8 5
Turnovers 12 5
Fouls 14 12
Technicals 0 0
12
N. Giga F/C
30 PTS, 9 REB, 1 AST
12
M. Mathiang F/C
18 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
12T
15 Jax. State 20-15 313263
2 Louisville 25-8384078
Team Stats
Jax. State 20-15 69.5 PPG 38.5 RPG 14.1 APG
10 Louisville 25-8 77.3 PPG 41.8 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
12
N. Giga F/C 11.0 PPG 8.1 RPG 1.6 APG 50.9 FG%
12
M. Mathiang F/C 7.8 PPG 6.0 RPG 0.7 APG 53.1 FG%
Top Scorers
12
N. Giga F/C 30 PTS 9 REB 1 AST
12
M. Mathiang F/C 18 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
50.0 FG% 48.4
52.6 3PT FG% 33.3
87.5 FT% 78.6
Jax. State
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
N. Giga 38 30 9 1 0 0 5 2 11/13 5/5 3/4 1 8
M. Drumwright 36 12 2 6 1 1 2 3 4/12 2/8 2/2 0 2
G. Tucker 33 11 0 0 0 0 3 3 3/10 3/6 2/2 0 0
C. Cunningham 31 4 3 1 0 5 0 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 3
E. Durham 34 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
N. Giga 38 30 9 1 0 0 5 2 11/13 5/5 3/4 1 8
M. Drumwright 36 12 2 6 1 1 2 3 4/12 2/8 2/2 0 2
G. Tucker 33 11 0 0 0 0 3 3 3/10 3/6 2/2 0 0
C. Cunningham 31 4 3 1 0 5 0 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 3
E. Durham 34 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
T. Edwards 15 4 2 4 0 0 1 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 0 2
A. Statam 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1
J. Cross 10 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
A. Spears 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
D. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Abuarisha - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Griggs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Browne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Louisville
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Mathiang 30 18 5 1 1 2 1 2 8/13 0/0 2/2 2 3
Q. Snider 37 16 4 5 1 0 2 1 6/14 3/7 1/2 0 4
D. Adel 28 16 1 1 0 0 1 3 6/7 2/2 2/2 0 1
D. Mitchell 39 9 10 5 3 1 1 3 3/15 0/6 3/3 4 6
J. Johnson 13 6 4 0 1 0 0 1 3/8 0/0 0/0 3 1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Mathiang 30 18 5 1 1 2 1 2 8/13 0/0 2/2 2 3
Q. Snider 37 16 4 5 1 0 2 1 6/14 3/7 1/2 0 4
D. Adel 28 16 1 1 0 0 1 3 6/7 2/2 2/2 0 1
D. Mitchell 39 9 10 5 3 1 1 3 3/15 0/6 3/3 4 6
J. Johnson 13 6 4 0 1 0 0 1 3/8 0/0 0/0 3 1
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
R. Spalding 26 11 4 1 1 0 0 1 4/4 0/0 3/3 2 2
V. King 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 1
T. Hicks 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
D. Levitch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
A. Mahmoud 10 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 0/1 0/0 0/2 2 2
M. Stockman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Henderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McMahon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Sharpe - - - - - - - - - - - - -