For the first time in the ACC game and for the first time in 2023, the Louisville men’s basketball team tasted victory.
Jae’Lyn Withers scored 19 points and tacked 13 rebounds as the Cardinals broke a 10-game losing streak with a 68-58 win over Georgia Tech at the KFC Yum Center on Wednesday night. The win extended the Yellow Jackets’ losing streak to eight games and put them 1-11, half a game behind U of L and last in the ACC rankings.
They don’t want us in this Tuesday game of the 11/14 ACC tournament.
El Ellis (11), Kamari Lands (11) and JJ Traynor (10), who scored a mighty three in the final minutes of the game, joined Withers as double-digit scorers.
Louisville’s turnover troubles resurfaced when the Cards gave away the ball 15 times to Georgia Tech’s five. However, the Yellow Jackets were only able to earn six points from these 15 giveaways. Josh Pastner’s team shot a miserable 29.5 percent from the field and 25.9 percent from three. They have now lost six games in a row by double digits.
With the win, Louisville now sits 11-1 against Georgia Tech since joining the ACC in 2014-15. The Cardinals have not been beaten at home by the Yellow Jackets since 1992.
Does this change anything overall? No, but it does keep that team from being lumped together in future conversations about “power conference teams who failed to win a conference game” and (maybe) future conversations about worst power conference teams in history. It might not be the kind of win we’re used to this late in a season, but it’s the win we have.
Kenny Payne is also undefeated in February.