#16 UofL holds off Bellarmine 72-57 in final exhibition

(Source: Bellarmine Athletics)
(Source: Bellarmine Athletics)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - #16 Louisville held off Division II Bellarmine 72-57 in front of 15,350 fans in the KFC YUM! Center on Tuesday night.

The Cards turned the ball over 20 times, but shot 52% in the second half. They did force 17 Bellarmine miscues.

Deng Adel led UofL with 21 points and 7 rebounds. V.J. King added 14 points, but both Adel and King turned the ball over 5 times.

Anas Mahmoud finished with 9 points and 11 rebounds.

Brent Bach led the Knights with 12 points.

UofL had a 21-2 advantage in second chance points and out rebounded Bellarmine 43-25.

The Cards tip off the season for real on Sunday against George Mason in the KFC YUM! Center. That one is set for a 2 p.m. tip off.

Bellarmine gets underway on Friday in Indianapolis against Saginaw Valley.

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