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Mahmoud propels Louisville over Siena 86-60

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Cardinals coach David Padgett, who played center a Louisville, said he sometimes demands more from Anas Mahmoud than players at other positions.

So even after Mahmoud stuffed the stat sheet - and stuffed Siena over and over and over - in a near-triple-double on Wednesday night, Padgett said he believes Mahmoud is capable of playing even better.

That could be a scary thought for Louisville's future opponents after Mahmoud posted 17 points, 13 rebounds and nine blocked shots as the Cardinals used a big second half to rout Siena 86-60.

''As well as he played, I really didn't think he played that great of a game,'' Padgett said with a laugh. ''You guys (in the media) are going to think I'm crazy for saying that. . But he's got a good feel for the game, and he lets it come to him.''

Quentin Snider added a season-high 16 points, and Ray Spalding had 10 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Louisville (5-2), which led by only a point with 15:26 to play before reeling off 18 straight points.

Louisville had 15 blocks in all as it rebounded from last week's consecutive losses to Purdue and Seton Hall that had knocked the Cardinals out of the Top 25.

Mahmoud said Padgett yelled at him at halftime, and Mahmoud called his four turnovers ''unacceptable.'' But he was dominant for much of the game and helped spark the Cardinals in the second half.

''All we did was play Louisville basketball in the second half,'' Mahmoud said. ''We have to create our own energy, and we have to come out and play in the second half every single game from now on.''

Sammy Friday had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Siena (2-6), which shot just 31.1 percent (19 of 61) from the floor.

Siena gave Louisville all it wanted early. The Saints had a 10-0 first-half run to take a 31-27 lead. The Cardinals regrouped to regain a 39-36 lead by halftime. Siena pulled within 48-47 before four straight points by Mahmoud started the 18-0 run.

Playing in the city famous for the Kentucky Derby, Siena coach Jimmy Patsos compared his team's performance with a thoroughbred trying to get the distance at Churchill Downs.

''We got them at the first turn and second turn,'' Patsos said. ''Just couldn't make it down that stretch.''

Mahmoud exited the game with 3:38 to play. Padgett said he didn't consider putting him back in just so he could try to get a triple-double.

''It's remarkable achievement to have nine (blocks) in a game,'' Padgett said, ''but the only stat we're interested in is the final score.''

BIG PICTURE

Siena: The Saints hung around for a while by leading Louisville in some key categories. Siena got 18 offensive rebounds en route to a 21-9 advantage in second-chance points.

Louisville: Mahmoud tied a career high in points one game after being held scoreless and not attempting a shot against Seton Hall. His rebounds and blocks were also career highs.

UP NEXT

Louisville will host Indiana on Saturday in a border-state battle, then face Bryant at home on Monday.

Wednesday night's game was part of the round robin of the Gotham Classic, in which Louisville, Siena, Bryant, Memphis and Albany all play each other over the next two weeks, with Louisville's Dec. 16 game against Memphis in New York's Madison Square Garden the marquee matchup. Siena will host Albany on Saturday in its next game.

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Key Players
R. Penn
20 G
Q. Snider
4 G
34.0 Min. Per Game 34.0
8.5 Pts. Per Game 8.5
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
4.0 Reb. Per Game 4.0
39.6 Field Goal % 34.3
33.3 Three Point % 25.7
68.0 Free Throw % 85.7
+ 3 Khalil Richard made 3-pt. jump shot 28.0
  Traveling violation turnover on Malik Williams 43.0
+ 3 Thomas Huerter Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Roman Penn 1:12
  Offensive rebound by Roman Penn 1:19
  Thomas Huerter Jr. missed layup, blocked by Malik Williams 1:21
+ 2 Jacob Redding made driving layup 1:35
  Defensive rebound by Jordan Nwora 1:39
  Kevin Degnan missed hook shot 1:41
+ 1 Lance Thomas made 2nd of 2 free throws 2:02
+ 1 Lance Thomas made 1st of 2 free throws 2:02
  Personal foul on Manny Camper 2:02
Team Stats
Points 60 86
Field Goals 19-61 (31.1%) 32-64 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 8-16 (50.0%) 7-19 (36.8%)
Free Throws 14-21 (66.7%) 15-19 (78.9%)
Total Rebounds 39 43
Offensive 15 13
Defensive 21 30
Team 3 0
Assists 6 11
Steals 8 11
Blocks 1 15
Turnovers 21 16
Fouls 16 19
Technicals 0 0
away team logo
25
N. Clareth G
15 PTS, 1 AST
home team logo
14
A. Mahmoud F
17 PTS, 13 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Siena 2-6 362460
home team logo Louisville 5-2394786
Team Stats
away team logoSiena 2-6 69.7 PPG 39.7 RPG 11.0 APG
home team logoLouisville 5-2 80.0 PPG 42.3 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
35
S. Friday F 4.3 PPG 4.4 RPG 0.1 APG 37.9 FG%
14
A. Mahmoud F 9.4 PPG 7.7 RPG 1.0 APG 60.3 FG%
Top Scorers
35
S. Friday F 15 PTS 15 REB 0 AST
14
A. Mahmoud F 17 PTS 13 REB 1 AST
31.1 FG% 50.0
50.0 3PT FG% 36.8
66.7 FT% 78.9
Siena
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
R. Penn 31 6 7 3 1 0 0 3 2/5 1/1 1/3 2 5
A. Shivers 26 5 4 0 2 0 2 0 1/7 0/3 3/4 2 2
C. Bentley 15 3 2 0 1 0 3 0 1/3 1/1 0/0 1 1
P. Oduro 13 3 1 0 0 0 2 5 1/4 0/0 1/2 0 1
E. Fisher 28 0 4 2 0 1 3 3 0/3 0/1 0/0 0 4
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
R. Penn 31 6 7 3 1 0 0 3 2/5 1/1 1/3 2 5
A. Shivers 26 5 4 0 2 0 2 0 1/7 0/3 3/4 2 2
C. Bentley 15 3 2 0 1 0 3 0 1/3 1/1 0/0 1 1
P. Oduro 13 3 1 0 0 0 2 5 1/4 0/0 1/2 0 1
E. Fisher 28 0 4 2 0 1 3 3 0/3 0/1 0/0 0 4
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
N. Clareth 25 15 0 1 1 0 4 3 3/11 3/6 6/7 0 0
S. Friday 24 15 15 0 1 0 1 0 7/15 0/0 1/2 10 5
K. Richard 17 8 1 0 1 0 2 0 2/5 2/3 2/2 0 1
T. Huerter Jr. 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1/2 1/1 0/0 0 0
J. Horn 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 1
K. Smithen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
K. Degnan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 0
M. Camper 8 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0/0 0/0 0/1 0 1
B. Diamond - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 60 36 6 8 1 21 16 19/61 8/16 14/21 15 21
Louisville
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Mahmoud 26 17 13 1 1 9 4 2 8/12 0/0 1/1 4 9
Q. Snider 30 16 2 2 1 0 1 2 4/7 2/3 6/6 0 2
R. Spalding 23 10 10 2 4 4 1 4 3/6 0/0 4/5 2 8
D. Adel 25 9 2 5 0 0 1 2 4/9 0/2 1/3 2 0
V. King 15 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 3/7 1/2 0/0 0 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
A. Mahmoud 26 17 13 1 1 9 4 2 8/12 0/0 1/1 4 9
Q. Snider 30 16 2 2 1 0 1 2 4/7 2/3 6/6 0 2
R. Spalding 23 10 10 2 4 4 1 4 3/6 0/0 4/5 2 8
D. Adel 25 9 2 5 0 0 1 2 4/9 0/2 1/3 2 0
V. King 15 7 2 0 0 0 1 0 3/7 1/2 0/0 0 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
J. Nwora 23 11 4 0 1 1 1 1 4/8 2/5 1/2 1 3
D. Perry 19 7 0 1 1 0 5 4 3/7 1/4 0/0 0 0
M. Williams 11 5 4 0 1 1 1 1 2/4 1/1 0/0 1 3
J. Redding 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
L. Thomas 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 0
D. Sutton 15 0 6 0 2 0 1 2 0/3 0/2 0/0 3 3
J. Griffin 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
R. McMahon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 86 43 11 11 15 16 19 32/64 7/19 15/19 13 30