Louisville tries to keep trending upward vs. Boston College

Boston College will attempt to end a two-game losing streak when it battles visiting Louisville on Tuesday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass.The Eagles (13-10, 4-8 ACC) dropped a 63-62 decision to Florida State on Feb. 6, then shot 5-of-26 from 3-point territory during Saturday’s 80-65 loss at No. 9 Duke.BC center Quinten Post, who is averaging a team-high 16.0 points per game, was held to eight points against the Blue Devils. He attempted five shots from the field in 33 minutes.”I think he played a good game, they just really had an awesome game plan to try to negate him,” BC coach Earl Grant said. “You can’t force-feed the ball. … They did a good job guarding him, and I thought QP did an excellent job of getting the ball out of the double team and passing to the weak side.”That’s some of the reason we were getting good shots. So he didn’t force it.”Louisville (8-16, 3-10 ACC) is coming off Saturday’s 79-67 home victory against Georgia Tech. The Cardinals trailed 60-51 with 8:15 to play but outscored Georgia Tech 28-7 the rest of the way.”It goes to show that they are capable of being a pretty good defensive team,” Louisville coach Kenny Payne said. “We made mistakes, but I am proud of the way they fought.”It’s why with young players and young teams, you never give up. You keep pushing. You keep fighting them to get better.”

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