After Chris Jones’ suspension led to Louisville’s first consecutive losses in two seasons, the Cardinals will look to quickly turn things around with their starting guard back in the lineup.
Sheldon McClellan scored 21 points, Tonye Jekiri finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds and Miami shook off a slow start to easily beat Virginia Tech 76-52 on Wednesday night.
Even with a weak second half, No. 9-ranked Louisville beat the Miami Hurricanes 63-55 on Tuesday.
Louisville’s taxing schedule prompted coach Rick Pitino to give his squad a rare day off before it begins another tough stretch, which is common in an ACC that is deep with quality opponents.
Miami Hurricanes guard Angel Rodriguez said the inconsistency of attendance could be connected to the team’s inconsistent play.
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 24 points and Georgia Tech earned its first Atlantic Coast Conference victory of the season by upsetting No. 23 Miami 70-50 on Wednesday night.
Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 21 points, hitting a 3-pointer and then two free throws in the final minute of double overtime, as Florida State defeated Wake Forest 82-76 on Wednesday.
Jesse Morgan scored 15 points and Temple sank 10 3-pointers in taking an 86-62 victory over UCF on Wednesday night.
Jimbo Fisher’s eight-year contract extension will begin with a $5 million salary in 2015 and includes a significant buyout if he chooses to leave Florida State before the end of the 2022 season.
Jarell Martin scored 22 points, Jordan Mickey added 14 points and 14 rebounds, and LSU beat Florida 79-61 on Tuesday night.