What Happened Last Night: Louisville Avoids Upset, NBA Preseason Concludes
Pretty slow Friday night in the sports world. No World Series action, no NFL action, obviously no NHL action. Even so, there was a little bit going on. Let's get to it.
Louisville down Cincinnati in overtime
No. 18 Louisville kept their dreams of an undefeated season alive, beating unranked Cincinnati on a field goal in overtime to win 34-31 and improve to 8-0. It's impressive that Cincinnati was even in the game considering Louisville outgained them 524 yards to 353 and Cincinnati's quarterback/cartoon dog Munchie Legaux threw three interceptions. The Bearcats had 196 yards rushing as a team, led by George Winn's 125. In the end, the Louisville passing attack (quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 416 yards and two touchdowns) was too much for Cincinnati.
The NBA Preseason finished with a flurry of action
Hard to get too pumped for NBA preseason action, but there are two stories worth mentioning from last night. First - apparently LeBron James got his face stomped, twisted an ankle, and missed two dunks last night in the Heat's 96-89 loss to New Orleans (sadly, these clips didn't make the highlights). And second - Eddy Curry sighting! The newest member of the Dallas Mavericks chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks in just 25 minutes as Dallas beat Charlotte 99-82.
The NBA season starts Tuesday, October 30.
Scores and stats via ESPN.com
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