Louisville led Puerto Rico by double-digits in last night’s game, but squandered the lead and eventually lost by eight in overtime. Damion Lee had a three-point try late in regulation to win it, but it did not fall.
Ron Mercer would’ve hit it.
At one point in the game, Rick Pitino, upset with the officials, told the Louisville bench, “That was a perfect block. You’re in Rupp Arena now, guys.”
No, if they were in Rupp Arena, they would’ve been down 20.
With the loss, Louisville and its seven future NBA players dropped to 0-5 against Puerto Rico on the week. It should be 0-6, but Pitino canceled a Thursday morning game to hold a practice. There is talk he may pull out of another over the weekend, which is surprising because he’s never been the type to pull out of anything.