Their 12-2 surge just after the break — including nine by Adel — propelled them to a 46-33 lead that eventually reached 18 with 3:57 remaining. Louisville’s scoring leader exited with 2:47 left and the Cardinals up by 16, but the Eagles stormed back within 71-69 on Jordan Chatman’s 3 with 33 seconds left.
Louisville: The Cardinals had to work for shots against the Eagles’ active defense and succeeded in the second half, shooting 13 of 27 (48 percent) to finish 40 percent overall. Nwora’s 13 first-half points helped Louisville lead 31-29 at the break before Adel took over. That big lead came in handy against a lull that allowed BC to make it interesting. Ray Spalding finished with 11 rebounds.
Robinson left the game twice in the first half because of a stomach illness, but returned to finish 8 of 16 from the field with a 3.
My stomach was just bothering me a little bit before the game, he said, and then once we got up-and-down, I was like, ‘I need to go the bathroom.’ I had to get it out of me. It was tough.
Chris Clemons scored 22 points and hit a 3-pointer with 0.3 left to give Campbell a 59-56 win over Big South leader Radford on Sunday.
Carlik Jones completed a 3-point play for Radford with 11 seconds left before Clemons’ long, straightaway 3-pointer.
The Patriots are on a bye this weekend but are scheduled to practice at about 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday. The practice will be indoor, per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
Veterans like Slater and corner Devin McCourty understand that Belichick doesn’t mess around when it comes to blaming tardiness on the weather.