National Basketball Association
Louisville 86, Prairie View A&M 64
When: 6:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 29, 2020
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
Officials: # Jerry Heater, # Tim Comer, # Jamie Luckie
Attendance: 2934

Jae'Lyn Withers had 12 of his 20 points in the first half and David Johnson scored 19 as Louisville shook off a slow start en route to an 86-64 home win over Prairie View A&M on Sunday night.

Carlik Jones had 15 points and Dre Davis scored 12 for the Cardinals (3-0).

Withers, a redshirt freshman forward, posted a career-high in points while also pulling down nine rebounds. Withers made his first seven shots before finally missing an attempt more than five minutes into the second half.

Johnson, meanwhile, went 6 of 10 from the field and also recorded six assists.

Louisville, which shot 60.9 percent and went 24 of 32 from the free-throw line, looked a bit rusty out of the gate, missing five of its first six shots and trailing 11-4 about six minutes into the game. The Cardinals eventually found some form and used a 6-0 run to take their first lead at 21-18 via a three-point play from Davis.

After Prairie View (1-2) tied the game on Jeremiah Gambrell's 3-pointer, the Cardinals used an 11-2 surge to go up 32-23. Louisville, which shot 57.7 percent in the first half, made seven consecutive shots to lead 41-31 at the break.

Withers picked up where he left off in the first half by scoring five of his team's first seven points of the second half as the hosts extended their lead to 48-36. The Cardinals pushed the advantage to 53-36 on a Davis 3-pointer and a dunk by JJ Traynor, and they remained in control the rest of the contest.

Gambrell went 6-of-11 from beyond the 3-point arc to finish with a team-high 20 points. Faite Williams dished out 11 assists for Prairie View, which shot 39.3 percent for the game.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Prairie View A&M   Louisville
Jeremiah Gambrell Jr. 20 Scoring Jae'lyn Withers 20
Faite Williams 11 Assists David Johnson 6
Dewayne Cox 6 Rebounds Jae'lyn Withers 9
D'Rell Roberts 5 Free Throws Made David Johnson 6
Jerroda Briscoe 2 Steals Dre Davis 1
N/A Blocks David Johnson 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Prairie View A&M 64 39.3 9-23 11-20 13 27 0 8 10
Louisville 86 60.9 6-17 24-32 16 33 3 3 11