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Cincinnati downs winless Louisville in Maui finale


Field Level Media
24 Nov 2022

David DeJulius scored 26 points and Landers Nolley II added 21 as Cincinnati pulled away in the second half for an 81-62 win over Louisville in the seventh-place game at the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Wednesday.

DeJulius shot 10 of 19 from the field, including making a career-high six 3-pointers on 14 attempts, while Nolley went 8 of 12 from the field, including 5 of 8 from deep. Viktor Lakhin chipped in 12 points and four rebounds for Cincinnati (4-3), with Mika Adams-Woods finishing with 10 points and five assists.

The Bearcats led by a point at halftime before outscoring the Cardinals 50-32 in the final 20 minutes to end a three-game losing streak.

Cincinnati shot 33-for-62 (53.2 percent) from the field, including 12-for-32 (37.5 percent) from 3-point range.

Louisville (0-6), which is off to its worst start since opening the 1940-41 season 0-11, was led by Brandon Huntley-Hatfield, who had 15 points. El Ellis added 13 points and six assists.

The Cardinals shot 22-for-51 (43.1 percent) from the field, including 3-for-13 (23.1 percent) from beyond the arc.

Leading 31-30 at halftime, the Bearcats opened the second half on an 18-5 run to take a 14-point lead following Lakhin's dunk with 13:09 left in the game. The Cardinals didn't get closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Neither team led by more than four points during a tightly contested first half that ended with DeJulius hitting a 3-pointer as time expired to put the Bearcats on top.

DeJulius scored 13 points in the first 20 minutes for Cincinnati, which shot 12-for-28 (42.9 percent) from the field prior to the break, including 6-for-16 (37.5 percent) from beyond the arc.

Louisville was led by Huntley-Hatfield's nine points, while Ellis added seven in the first half.

The Cardinals shot 11-for-27 (40.7 percent) from the field prior to intermission, including missing all six of their shots from long distance.

--Field Level Media

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