Louisville snaps 10-game losing streak with 68-58 win over Georgia Tech
For the first time in ACC play and the first time in 2023, the Louisville men’s basketball team tasted victory.
Jae’Lyn Withers scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Cardinals snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 68-58 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night inside the KFC Yum Center. The win extended the Yellow Jackets’ losing streak to eight games and, at 1-11, moved them half a game behind U of L and into last place in the ACC standings.
You don’t want us in this Tuesday 11/14 game of the ACC tournament.
El Ellis (11), Kamari Lands (11) and JJ Traynor (10), who made a huge three in the closing minutes of the game, joined Withers as double-digit scorers.
Louisville’s turnover issues surfaced again, as the Cards fed the ball 15 times to Georgia Tech’s five. The Yellow Jackets, however, could only generate six points from those 15 giveaways. Josh Pastner’s team shot 29.5% from the field and 25.9% from three. They have now lost six straight double-digit games.
With the win, Louisville is now 11-1 against Georgia Tech since joining the ACC in 2014-15. The Cardinals haven’t been beaten at home by the Yellow Jackets since 1992.
Does this change anything overall? No, but it saves this team from being lumped together in future conversations about “power conference teams that failed to win a conference game” and (perhaps) future conversations about worst team of history’s power conference. It might not be the type of win we’re used to seeing this late in a season, but it’s the win we got.
Also, Kenny Payne is undefeated in February.