Car­di­nals trounce Tar Heels, Williams

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Palm Beach (Sunday) - - Sports - As­so­ci­ated Press

Louisville went from suf­fer­ing a con­fi­dence-jar­ring loss to hand­ing Roy Williams his worst home loss in 16 sea­sons with North Carolina.

Tough to ex­plain? Even the Hall of Famer had a hard time with that.

“We never re­ally got into the game,” Williams said af­ter Satur­day’s 83-62 loss to the Car­di­nals. “I’d like to give you a bril­liant an­swer as to why, but I can’t give you that bril­liant an­swer.”

It was as mys­ti­fy­ing a per­for­mance from No. 12 UNC — which had started league play with two road wins — as it was a strong ef­fort from Louisville fol­low­ing Wed­nes­day’s over­time loss to Pitts­burgh.

Louisville (11-5, 2-1 ACC) strolled into Chapel Hill, jumped on UNC early and turned a 43-34 half­time lead into an un­ex­pected rout.

Steven Enoch had sea­son highs of 17 points and 11 re­bounds to lead the Car­di­nals, and Dwayne Sut­ton added 17 points, 10 re­bounds and seven as­sists.

Kenny Williams scored 12 points for the Tar Heels (12-4, 2-1).

Cam Red­dish hit a 3-pointer with 0.8 sec­onds left to lead No. 1 Duke past No. 13 Florida State 80-78 in Tal­la­has­see, Fla.

Red­dish caught the ball off the in­bounds pass and made a wide open 3-pointer to en­sure that Duke (14-1, 3-0 ACC) would win its ninth straight game.

Duke played the sec­ond half with­out star fresh­man Zion Wil­liamson, who left the game af­ter get­ting poked in the eye late in the first half.

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