The No. 15 ranked Louisville Cardinals visit Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia on Monday for an ACC showdown with the No. 12 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies. Louisville fell to 16-6 on the season following its 79-69 loss to North Carolina at home on Saturday. Dwayne Sutton led the Cardinals with 19 points. The teams split their season series 1-1.
Virginia Tech moved to 18-3 following its 47-24 win over North Carolina State on Saturday. The Hokies were led by Kerry Blackshear Jr. with 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Hokies pressure defense held the Wolfpack to 16.7% shooting, which is the lowest shooting percentage by an team in the history of the ACC.
Jordan Nwora leads Louisville in scoring and in rebounding with averages of 17.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Christen Cunningham leads the Cardinals in assists with an average of 4.6 per game. The Cardinals are shooting 45.9% from the field and 35.4% from 3-point territory.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker leads Virginia Tech in scoring with an average of 17.5 points per game. Justin Robinson is the leader in assists with an average of 5.4 per game, while the leading rebounder is Kerry Blackshear Jr. with an average of 6.8 per game. The Hokies are shooting 50.2% from the field and 42.6% from 3-point territory.