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Snider leads Louisville in rout over Bryant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Interim Louisville coach David Padgett kept telling Quentin Snider it was only a matter of time before he broke out of his shooting slump. That time ended up being Monday night.

The senior guard scored a season-high 17 points to lead the Cardinals past Bryant 102-59 in a Gotham Classic matchup.

The Louisville native entered the game shooting just 35.1 percent for the season and just 9 of 38 from beyond the 3-point arc. He found his stroke against the Bulldogs as he made 6 of 8 shots, including 4 of 6 3-pointers.

He sank three of those in a 94-second stretch to help turn a 51-39 game into a 23-point lead with 16:52 left.

''He just kept shooting the ball,'' said teammate Deng Adel. ''He's a great shooter. He just kept shooting the ball with confidence. I'm glad to see them fall.''

Padgett said he's had a couple conversations over the last three weeks with his four-year starting point guard. The message has always been the same.

''It's just a matter of keep shooting the ball, don't lose your confidence,'' Padgett said.

Adel and Anas Mahmoud also scored 17 for the Cardinals (7-2), who shot a season-best 55.7 percent. Mahmoud matched a career high and scored all his points in the first half.

In losing their sixth straight, the Bulldogs (1-10) never led after the opening minute. Still, they managed to keep it close, and cut the Cardinals' advantage to 31-30 after Sabastian Townes' layup with 5:09 left in the first half.

Mahmoud's putback on Louisville's next possession started a 15-2 run. Louisville ended the half making their last eight shots to lead by 16 at the break.

Bryant played without leading scorer Adam Grant, who missed his second straight game because of a sprained ankle. Ikenna Ndugba led the Bulldogs with 17 points.

BIG PICTURE

Bryant: The Bulldogs, who played no one taller than 6-7, entered the game ranked No. 333 in the country in field goal percentage (39.7 percent). They had success early on against the much-taller Cardinals, making 12 of their first 21 shots to keep it close.

They made just eight of their last 37 shots, as coach Tim O'Shea said Louisville's athleticism just took over.

''They just kind of wear you down,'' he said.

Louisville: The Cardinals, who played six players 6-7 or taller, eventually used their size to their advantage and notched their biggest margin of victory of the season. They enjoyed a 46-29 rebounding edge, blocked seven shots and outscored the Bulldogs 50-26 in the paint.

FRESHMAN WATCH

Lance Thomas played for just the fifth time this season, yet he made the most of his time. He scored 10 points in as many minutes and grabbed seven rebounds, all personal bests.

Because of Louisville's frontcourt, Thomas' opportunities have been limited. However, Padgett said he's liked what he's seen so far from the 6-8 forward and that it could lead to more playing time.

''He just continues to work every single day and get better,'' Padgett said. ''The improvement he's made from the first day he got here in the summer has been remarkable.''

THEY SAID IT

Despite the mismatch between the two schools, O'Shea said games like this can be lucrative for smaller schools because of the exposure they provide. There's also a financial incentive as well. He recalled a conversation with Kansas coach Bill Self where, before a game, he joked they should have a cardboard check ceremony before the opening tip.

''That's the reality of scheduling sometimes,'' the 17-year head coach said. ''There is a revenue component to these games.''

UP NEXT

Bryant: The Bulldogs conclude their portion of the Gotham Classic when they host Siena on Sunday. Louisville beat the Saints 86-60 last Wednesday.

Louisville: The Cardinals travel to New York for Saturday's Gotham Classic main event, where they will face Memphis at Madison Square Garden.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Louisville  
19:45 +2 Anas Mahmoud made alley-oop shot, assist by Quentin Snider 0-2
19:22 +3 Bosko Kostur made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ikenna Ndugba 3-2
19:01   Ray Spalding missed hook shot  
19:00   Offensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
18:58 +3 Quentin Snider made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by V.J. King 3-5
18:40 +2 Brandon Carroll made running Jump Shot 5-5
18:27   Shooting foul on Sabastian Townes  
18:27 +1 Deng Adel made 1st of 2 free throws 5-6
18:27 +1 Deng Adel made 2nd of 2 free throws 5-7
18:19   Bad pass turnover on Taylor McHugh, stolen by Ray Spalding  
18:14 +2 Anas Mahmoud made driving dunk 5-9
17:48   Brandon Carroll missed jump shot, blocked by Ray Spalding  
17:46   Defensive rebound by Quentin Snider  
17:40 +2 Ray Spalding made layup, assist by V.J. King 5-11
17:26   Sabastian Townes missed layup  
17:24   Defensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
17:19 +2 V.J. King made layup 5-13
17:00 +2 Sabastian Townes made layup, assist by Ikenna Ndugba 7-13
16:37   Quentin Snider missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:35   Defensive rebound by Bosko Kostur  
16:26 +2 Sabastian Townes made layup, assist by Ikenna Ndugba 9-13
16:10   Personal foul on Sabastian Townes  
16:08   Kicked ball violation on Bryant University  
15:56   Deng Adel missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:54   Defensive rebound by Brandon Carroll  
15:42   Ikenna Ndugba missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:40   Defensive rebound by V.J. King  
15:32 +3 V.J. King made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Deng Adel 9-16
15:17   Lost ball turnover on Hunter Ware, stolen by Dwayne Sutton  
15:14   Personal foul on Ikenna Ndugba  
14:55   V.J. King missed layup  
14:53   Defensive rebound by Bosko Kostur  
14:45   Shooting foul on Ray Spalding  
14:45 +1 Ikenna Ndugba made 1st of 2 free throws 10-16
14:45 +1 Ikenna Ndugba made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-16
14:33   Darius Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:31   Offensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
14:33   Personal foul on Bosko Kostur  
14:20   Shooting foul on Bosko Kostur  
14:20   Anas Mahmoud missed 1st of 2 free throws  
14:20 +1 Anas Mahmoud made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-17
14:04   Ikenna Ndugba missed reverse layup  
14:02   Offensive rebound by Bryant University  
14:02 +2 Ryan Layman made layup, assist by Taylor McHugh 13-17
13:45 +2 Anas Mahmoud made layup 13-19
13:23   Lost ball turnover on Ryan Layman, stolen by Ryan McMahon  
13:18   Dwayne Sutton missed driving layup  
13:16   Defensive rebound by Brandon Carroll  
13:04   Shooting foul on Jordan Nwora  
13:04 +1 Brandon Carroll made 1st of 2 free throws 14-19
13:04 +1 Brandon Carroll made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-19
12:48   Ryan McMahon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:46   Defensive rebound by Brandon Carroll  
12:31   Bad pass turnover on Ikenna Ndugba, stolen by Jordan Nwora  
12:25 +2 Anas Mahmoud made floating jump shot, assist by Jordan Nwora 15-21
12:13   Personal foul on Darius Perry  
12:06   Ikenna Ndugba missed layup  
12:04   Defensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
11:52 +2 Ryan McMahon made floating jump shot 15-23
11:30 +2 Sabastian Townes made layup 17-23
11:21   Darius Perry missed floating jump shot  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Taylor McHugh  
11:07   Kicked ball violation on Louisville  
10:52   Taylor McHugh missed layup  
10:50   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
10:44 +2 Quentin Snider made driving layup 17-25
10:19   Bosko Kostur missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Jordan Nwora  
10:07   Ryan McMahon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:05   Offensive rebound by Malik Williams  
9:47   Jordan Nwora missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:45   Defensive rebound by Taylor McHugh  
9:20 +2 Sabastian Townes made turnaround jump shot 19-25
9:12   Offensive foul on Jordan Nwora  
9:12   Turnover on Jordan Nwora  
8:55   Ikenna Ndugba missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:53   Defensive rebound by Quentin Snider  
8:45   Malik Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:43   Defensive rebound by Gus Riley  
8:36   Personal foul on Ryan McMahon  
8:31 +2 Ikenna Ndugba made driving layup 21-25
8:18   Commercial timeout called  
8:01   Shooting foul on Brandon Carroll  
8:01   Quentin Snider missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:01 +1 Quentin Snider made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-26
7:34 +3 Ikenna Ndugba made 3-pt. jump shot 24-26
7:09 +2 Anas Mahmoud made layup, assist by Ray Spalding 24-28
6:48   Sabastian Townes missed layup, blocked by Anas Mahmoud  
6:46   Offensive rebound by Bosko Kostur  
6:34 +2 Sabastian Townes made fade-away jump shot 26-28
6:15   Anas Mahmoud missed layup  
6:14   Offensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
6:05   Ray Spalding missed jump shot  
6:03   Offensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
5:53 +2 Anas Mahmoud made finger-roll layup 26-30
5:31 +2 Brandon Carroll made jump shot, assist by Ikenna Ndugba 28-30
5:21   Personal foul on Gus Riley  
5:21 +1 Ray Spalding made 1st of 2 free throws 28-31
5:21   Ray Spalding missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:21   Defensive rebound by Ikenna Ndugba  
5:08 +2 Sabastian Townes made layup, assist by Bosko Kostur 30-31
4:54   Deng Adel missed jump shot  
4:52   Offensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
4:52 +2 Anas Mahmoud made dunk 30-33
4:39   Turnover on Bryant University  
4:30   V.J. King missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:28   Offensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
4:28 +2 Anas Mahmoud made dunk 30-35
4:02   Bosko Kostur missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:00   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
3:54 +2 Deng Adel made driving layup 30-37
3:54   Shooting foul on Taylor McHugh  
3:54 +1 Deng Adel made free throw 30-38
3:45   Bad pass turnover on Taylor McHugh, stolen by V.J. King  
3:29 +2 Dwayne Sutton made layup, assist by Ray Spalding 30-40
3:11   Bad pass turnover on Sabastian Townes, stolen by Ray Spalding  
3:06 +2 Ray Spalding made alley-oop shot, assist by Deng Adel 30-42
2:51   Personal foul on Dwayne Sutton  
2:51 +1 Ikenna Ndugba made 1st of 2 free throws 31-42
2:51 +1 Ikenna Ndugba made 2nd of 2 free throws 32-42
2:37 +3 Deng Adel made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by V.J. King 32-45
2:25   Personal foul on V.J. King  
2:25 +1 Ikenna Ndugba made 1st of 2 free throws 33-45
2:25   Ikenna Ndugba missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:25   Defensive rebound by V.J. King  
2:09 +2 Deng Adel made jump shot 33-47
1:42   Hunter Ware missed jump shot  
1:40   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
1:32 +2 Quentin Snider made jump shot 33-49
1:21   Personal foul on Quentin Snider  
1:21 +1 Ikenna Ndugba made 1st of 2 free throws 34-49
1:21 +1 Ikenna Ndugba made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-49
1:08 +2 Ray Spalding made alley-oop shot, assist by Ryan McMahon 35-51
40.0   Ikenna Ndugba missed layup  
38.0   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
28.0   Offensive foul on V.J. King  
28.0   Turnover on V.J. King  
22.0   Bad pass turnover on Brandon Carroll  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:46   Ikenna Ndugba missed layup, blocked by Anas Mahmoud  
19:44   Offensive rebound by Sabastian Townes  
19:38   Sabastian Townes missed layup, blocked by Anas Mahmoud  
19:36   Offensive rebound by Brandon Carroll  
19:39 +2 Brandon Carroll made dunk 37-51
19:09   Ray Spalding missed jump shot  
19:07   Defensive rebound by Sabastian Townes  
19:07   Personal foul on Ray Spalding  
18:54   Sabastian Townes missed fade-away jump shot  
18:52   Defensive rebound by Quentin Snider  
18:40   Lost ball turnover on Deng Adel  
18:33 +2 Brandon Carroll made jump shot 39-51
18:25 +3 Quentin Snider made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Deng Adel 39-54
18:13   Ikenna Ndugba missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:11   Defensive rebound by Quentin Snider  
18:03 +3 Quentin Snider made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Deng Adel 39-57
17:42   Sabastian Townes missed layup  
17:40   Offensive rebound by Brandon Carroll  
17:30   Brandon Carroll missed layup  
17:28   Defensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
17:22 +2 Deng Adel made layup, assist by Ray Spalding 39-59
17:07   Brandon Carroll missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:05   Defensive rebound by V.J. King  
16:51 +3 Quentin Snider made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anas Mahmoud 39-62
16:35   Ikenna Ndugba missed reverse layup  
16:33   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
16:18   Personal foul on Bosko Kostur  
16:04   Anas Mahmoud missed hook shot  
16:02   Defensive rebound by Brandon Carroll  
15:37 +3 Taylor McHugh made 3-pt. jump shot 42-62
15:21 +2 Deng Adel made driving layup 42-64
15:03   Ikenna Ndugba missed layup, blocked by Ray Spalding  
15:02   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
15:02   Jumpball received by Louisville  
14:42   V.J. King missed jump shot  
14:40   Offensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
14:39 +2 Ray Spalding made dunk 42-66
14:20   Hunter Ware missed jump shot  
14:18   Defensive rebound by Anas Mahmoud  
14:03   Quentin Snider missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:01   Offensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
14:01   Deng Adel missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:59   Offensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
13:59   Shooting foul on Bosko Kostur  
13:59 +1 Ray Spalding made 1st of 2 free throws 42-67
13:59 +1 Ray Spalding made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-68
13:51   Lost ball turnover on Ikenna Ndugba, stolen by Ray Spalding  
13:51   Personal foul on Ikenna Ndugba  
13:33 +3 Deng Adel made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Quentin Snider 42-71
13:02 +3 Ikenna Ndugba made 3-pt. jump shot 45-71
12:47   Ray Spalding missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:45   Offensive rebound by Malik Williams  
12:41   Malik Williams missed jump shot  
12:39   Defensive rebound by Ryan Layman  
12:13   Bad pass turnover on Ikenna Ndugba, stolen by Ryan McMahon  
12:06 +2 V.J. King made driving dunk 45-73
11:45   Ikenna Ndugba missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:43   Defensive rebound by Ray Spalding  
11:37   Deng Adel missed driving dunk  
11:35   Defensive rebound by Bryant University  
11:22   Taylor McHugh missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:20   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
11:04   V.J. King missed jump shot  
11:02   Defensive rebound by Ryan Layman  
10:40   Ryan Layman missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:38   Offensive rebound by Sabastian Townes  
10:36   Sabastian Townes missed dunk  
10:28   Defensive rebound by V.J. King  
10:24 +3 Dwayne Sutton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ryan McMahon 45-76
10:10   Tanner Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:08   Defensive rebound by Darius Perry  
10:02 +3 Dwayne Sutton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Darius Perry 45-79
9:44   Personal foul on Ryan McMahon  
9:32 +2 Ikenna Ndugba made driving layup 47-79
9:17   Dwayne Sutton missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:15   Defensive rebound by Sabastian Townes  
9:08   Shooting foul on Darius Perry  
9:08   Ikenna Ndugba missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:08   Ikenna Ndugba missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:08   Defensive rebound by Malik Williams  
8:50   Darius Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:48   Offensive rebound by Lance Thomas  
8:46 +2 Lance Thomas made dunk 47-81
8:27   Ikenna Ndugba missed driving layup  
8:25   Defensive rebound by Dwayne Sutton  
8:24   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Ikenna Ndugba  
8:24 +1 Darius Perry made 1st of 2 free throws 47-82
8:24 +1 Darius Perry made 2nd of 2 free throws 47-83
8:13 +2 Lance Thomas made jump shot, assist by Darius Perry 47-85
8:13   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Lance Thomas  
8:13 +1 Bosko Kostur made 1st of 2 free throws 48-85
8:13 +1 Bosko Kostur made 2nd of 2 free throws 49-85
8:07   Offensive foul on Sabastian Townes  
8:07   Turnover on Sabastian Townes  
7:56   Lost ball turnover on Malik Williams, stolen by Ryan Layman  
7:45   Lost ball turnover on Bosko Kostur, stolen by Malik Williams  
7:41   Out of bounds turnover on Dwayne Sutton  
7:14   Ikenna Ndugba missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Lance Thomas  
6:52 +2 Lance Thomas made jump shot, assist by Darius Perry 49-87
6:34   Bad pass turnover on Ikenna Ndugba, stolen by Lance Thomas  
6:26   Jordan Nwora missed layup  
6:24   Offensive rebound by Malik Williams  
6:23 +2 Malik Williams made dunk 49-89
6:00   Gus Riley missed jump shot  
5:58   Defensive rebound by Jordan Nwora  
5:45   Jordan Nwora missed layup  
5:45   Defensive rebound by Gus Riley  
5:45   Brandon Carroll missed jump shot, blocked by Jordan Nwora  
5:43   Defensive rebound by Lance Thomas  
5:42   Personal foul on Bosko Kostur  
5:30   Shooting foul on Gus Riley  
5:30 +1 Lance Thomas made 1st of 2 free throws 49-90
5:30   Lance Thomas missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:30