Louisville upended Northern Kentucky 66-58 in its NIT first round game. Deng Adel scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half to help the Cardinals overcome a seven-point halftime deficit. Coach David Padgett said he knew NKU would be a tough test:
Louisville will remain at home for its next matchup against Middle Tennessee in the second round of the tournament. The Blue Raiders routed Vermont 91-64.