Return of the Champs

The KFC Yum! Center packed in over 8,000 Cardinals fans as national champions University of Louisville held their first Red-White scrimmage of the year, giving the first glimpse of players–old and new-for the upcoming season. The Red side emerged victorious 95-80.

While junior college transfer Chris Jones scored 21 points and freshman Anton Gill added 17 to the ledger, notching 5-10 from the 3 point line, fellow freshman Terry Rozier perhaps impressed most with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. With Peyton Siva plying his trade for the Detroit Pistons, all three will be looking to compete for minutes in the left void.

Coming back from last season, fan favorite Chane Behanan was the highest scorer throughout the game, notching 25 points, 13 rebounds and 4 steals, while dynamic veteran Russ Smith piled on 24 points and 8 assists for the Red team. In the meantime Montrezl Harrell and Wayne Blackshear were the best performers for the White team, with 23 points and 20 points respectively.

Photos by CHRIS HUMPHREYS | The Voice-Tribune