LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Damion Lee scored 24 points, including three 3-pointers during Louisville’s furious second-half rally from a 13-point deficit, to the push the 18th-ranked Cardinals past No. 20 Duke 71-64 on Saturday.
Louisville trailed 44-31 with 7:10 remaining before battling back and using an 8-0 run with consecutive 3s by Lee and a slam by Jaylen Johnson after Chinanu Onuaku stole an inbounds pass for a 58-55 lead. Lee added another long-range shot and Johnson made a jumper to make it 63-59 before a final game-changing sequence for the Cardinals (21-6, 10-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Officials then whistled Duke guard Grayson Allen for charging and assessed him a subsequent technical foul for arguing the call to end his day after scoring a game-high 29 points for the Blue Devils (20-7, 9-5).
Lee and Johnson combined for five free throws in the final minutes to close out an emotional victory for Louisville, which avenged a loss 12 days ago at Duke.
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