The result of Saturday afternoon's matchup in Louisville was never in doubt, as the Louisville Cardinals were able to take advantage of a rocky start by the Boston College Eagles and defeat the struggling Eagles 79-47. The win comes following an announcement that the Cardinals would not participate in post-season play amidst scandal.
The Eagles performance in the first half, like it has been for most of ACC play thus far, was marred by turnovers, many of which came in the first ten minutes of the game. In that stretch, the Cardinals outscored the Eagles 22-6. The stage was set at that point for the Eagles only tallying 14 points by halftime, a season low for BC.
The second half, while more competitive for the Eagles, never saw BC have more than an outside chance to threaten the Cardinals' lead. In the second half, BC's leading scorer on the day Sammy Barnes-Thompkins (11 points) fouled out with 6:35 left. After Barnes-Thompkins' fifth foul, the Cardinals outscored the Eagles 19-8 to close out the game.
Eli Carter finished Saturday afternoon's game with a season-low two points on the day.
The Eagles return to action, and to Conte Forum, Tuesday night against North Carolina.