2016–17 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team

The 2016–17 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team represented the University of Louisville during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cardinals competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference and were coached by Rick Pitino, in his 16th and final season at Louisville. The team played its home games on Denny Crum Court at the KFC Yum! Center in downtown Louisville. They finished the season 25–9, 12–6 in ACC play to finish in a three-way tie for second place. They lost to Duke in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Jacksonville State in the first round to advance to the second round where they lost to Michigan.

2016–17 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball
Louisville Cardinals wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 10
2016–17 record25–9 (12–6 ACC)
Head coachRick Pitino (16th season)
Assistant coachKenny Johnson
Assistant coachMike Balado
Assistant coachDavid Padgett
Home arenaKFC Yum! Center
Seasons
2016–17 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 North Carolina 14 4   .778     33 7   .825
#16 Florida State 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#14 Notre Dame 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
#10 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#7 Duke 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
#24 Virginia 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Virginia Tech 10 8   .556     22 11   .667
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Syracuse 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Georgia Tech 8 10   .444     21 16   .568
Clemson 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
NC State 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
Pittsburgh 4 14   .222     16 17   .485
Boston College 2 16   .111     9 23   .281
2017 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Cardinals finished the 2015–16 season with a record of 23–8, 12–6 in ACC play to finish in fourth place.

The University of Louisville self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2015–16 season amid an ongoing NCAA investigation over an escort sex scandal involving recruits between 2010 and 2014. None of the players on this team were involved in the allegations. The ban included both the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament.[1][2]

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Damion Lee 0 G 6'6" 210 RS Senior Baltimore, MD Graduated
Trey Lewis 3 G 6'2" 185 RS Senior Garfield Heights, OH Graduated
Dillon Avare 4 G 6'0" 155 RS Sophomore Lexington, KY Walk-on; transferred to Eastern Kentucky
Chinanu Onuaku 32 F/C 6'10" 245 Sophomore Lanham, MD Declared for 2016 NBA draft

Incoming transfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Tony Hicks 1 G 6'2" 170 RS Senior South Holland, IL Transferred from Pennsylvania. As a graduate transfer, Hicks will be eligible to play right away.
Dwayne Sutton 24 G 6'5" 195 Sophomore Louisville, KY Transferred from UNC Asheville. Under NCAA transfer rules, Sutton will have to sit out for the 2016–17 season. Will have three years of remaining eligibility. Will join the team as a preferred walk-on.

Class of 2016 signeesEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
V. J. King
SF
Fairfax, VA Paul VI Catholic High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Jun 12, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 8   Rivals: 7  ESPN: 8
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Louisville Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com.
  • "2016 Louisville Basketball Commitment List". Scout.com.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Class of 2017 recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Brian Bowen
SF
Saginaw, MI La Lumiere School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jun 3, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Malik Williams
C
Fort Wayne, IN Snider High School 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Aug 4, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Darius Perry
PG
Marietta, GA Wheeler High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Aug 16, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Jordan Nwora
SF
Saxtons River, VT Vermont Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Oct 19, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Lance Thomas
PF
Norcross, GA Norcross High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 30, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247Sports:     ESPN: 
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

RosterEdit

2016–17 Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 V. J. King 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Paul VI Fairfax, Virginia
G 1 Tony Hicks 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Sr St. Rita
Penn
South Holland, Illinois
G 2 Quentin Snider 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Ballard Louisville, Kentucky
F/C 5 Matz Stockman 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Canarias (BAH) Oslo, Norway
F 10 Jaylen Johnson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Ypsilanti Ypsilanti, Michigan
G 11 Jay Henderson (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So Lake Highland Prep Orlando, Florida
F/C 12 Mangok Mathiang (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr IMG Academy (FL) Melbourne, Australia
F 13 Raymond Spalding 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Trinity Louisville, Kentucky
F 14 Anas Mahmoud 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr West Oaks (FL) Cairo, Egypt
G 15 Tyler Sharpe (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Bullitt East Louisville, Kentucky
F 22 Deng Adel 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Victory Rock Prep Melbourne, Australia
F 23 David Levtich 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr North Oldham Goshen, Kentucky
G 24 Dwayne Sutton (W)   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So duPont Manuel
UNC Asheville
Louisville, Kentucky
G 30 Ryan McMahon 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Fr Cardinal Mooney Sarasota, Florida
G 45 Donovan Mitchell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Brewster Academy Greenwich, Connecticut
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 3, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 13 Kentucky Wesleyan W 109–71 
 16  Adel   7  Adel   5  Hicks  KFC Yum! Center (15,836)
Louisville, KY
Nov 7, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 13 Bellarmine W 81–60 
 13  Tied   11  Johnson   4  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (16,437)
Louisville, KY
Regular season
Nov 11, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 13 Evansville W 78–47  1–0
 19  Johnson   11  Johnson   3  Tied  KFC Yum! Center (21,129)
Louisville, KY
Nov 14, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 12 William & Mary W 91–58  2–0
 17  King   10  Mathiang   5  Adel  KFC Yum! Center (19,314)
Louisville, KY
Nov 17, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 12 Long Beach State
Battle 4 Atlantis opening round
W 88–56  3–0
 14  Johnson   11  Johnson   5  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (14,337)
Louisville, KY
Nov 23, 2016*
9:30 pm, AXS TV
No. 10 vs. Old Dominion
Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals
W 68–62 OT 4–0
 18  Snider   12  Johnson   4  Snider  Imperial Arena (1,601)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 24, 2016*
2:30 pm, ESPN
No. 10 vs. Wichita State
Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals
W 62–52  5–0
 14  Tied   9  Spalding   5  Mitchell  Imperial Arena (1,604)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 25, 2016*
3:30 pm, ESPN
No. 10 vs. No. 20 Baylor
Battle 4 Atlantis championship
L 63–66  5–1
 17  Mitchell   8  Mitchell   4  Mitchell  Imperial Arena (1,655)
Nassau, Bahamas
Nov 30, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 14 No. 15 Purdue
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 71–64  6–1
 11  Tied   9  Spalding   2  Tied (3)  KFC Yum! Center (21,841)
Louisville, KY
Dec 3, 2016*
9:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 14 at Grand Canyon W 79–70  7–1
 15  Adel   8  Mathiang   4  Snider  GCU Arena (7,493)
Phoenix, AZ
Dec 7, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 11 Southern Illinois W 74–51  8–1
 15  Mathiang   12  Adel   4  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (18,894)
Louisville, KY
Dec 10, 2016*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 11 Texas Southern W 102–71  9–1
 15  Snider   8  Tied   4  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (18,152)
Louisville, KY
Dec 17, 2016*
12:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 11 Eastern Kentucky
Billy Minardi Classic
W 87–56  10–1
 15  Mitchell   13  Mathiang   6  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (22,090)
Louisville, KY
Dec 21, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 10 No. 6 Kentucky
The Battle for the Bluegrass
W 73–70  11–1
 22  Snider   7  Spalding   5  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (22,783)
Louisville, KY
Dec 28, 2016
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 6 No. 12 Virginia L 53–61  11–2
(0–1)
 8  Tied (3)   6  Spalding   2  Mahmoud  KFC Yum! Center (21,676)
Louisville, KY
Dec 31, 2016*
12:30 pm, CBS
No. 6 vs. No. 16 Indiana
Countdown Classic
W 77–62  12–2
 17  Adel   4  Adel   4  Adel  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,824)
Indianapolis, IN
Jan 4, 2017
9:00 pm, ACCN/WAVE
No. 9 at No. 23 Notre Dame L 70–77  12–3
(0–2)
 20  Mitchell   10  Spalding   5  Mitchell  Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,420)
South Bend, IN
Jan 7, 2017
2:00 pm, ACCN/WHAS
No. 9 at Georgia Tech W 65–50  13–3
(1–2)
 20  Mitchell   12  Spalding   7  Snider  McCamish Pavilion (6,160)
Atlanta, GA
Jan 11, 2017
7:00 pm, RSN
No. 14 Pittsburgh W 85–80  14–3
(2–2)
 22  Snider   8  Tied   5  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (21,558)
Louisville, KY
Jan 14, 2017
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 14 No. 7 Duke W 78–69  15–3
(3–2)
 17  Mahmoud   11  Mahmoud   6  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (22,686)
Louisville, KY
Jan 19, 2017
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 Clemson W 92–60  16–3
(4–2)
 18  Tied   10  Johnson   4  Mitchell  KFC Yum! Center (21,436)
Louisville, KY
Jan 21, 2017
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 12 at No. 10 Florida State L 68–73  16–4
(4–3)
 16  Hicks   13  Mathiang   3  Levitch  Donald L. Tucker Center (11,675)
Tallahassee, FL
Jan 24, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 13 at Pittsburgh W 106–51  17–4
(5–3)
 29  Mitchell   11  Johnson   5  McMahon  Petersen Events Center (8,971)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 29, 2017
1:00 pm, ACCN/WAVE
No. 13 NC State W 85–60  18–4
(6–3)
 28  Mitchell   8  Mitchell   5  Mitchell  KFC Yum! Center (21,650)
Louisville, KY
Feb 4, 2017
3:00 pm, ACCN/WHAS
No. 6 at Boston College W 90–67  19–4
(7–3)
 19  Tied   7  Tied   3  Tied  Conte Forum (7,047)
Chestnut Hill, MA
Feb 6, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 at No. 12 Virginia L 55–71  19–5
(7–4)
 24  King   5  Spalding   3  Mitchell  John Paul Jones Arena (14,623)
Charlottesville, VA
Feb 11, 2017
2:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 4 Miami (FL) W 71–66  20–5
(8–4)
 18  Tied   8  Tied   4  Tied  KFC Yum! Center (21,427)
Louisville, KY
Feb 13, 2017
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 at Syracuse W 76–72 OT 21–5
(9–4)
 16  Mitchell   8  Mahmoud   6  Snider  Carrier Dome (25,303)
Syracuse, NY
Feb 18, 2017
1:00 pm, ACCN/WAVE
No. 8 Virginia Tech W 94–90  22–5
(10–4)
 29  Mitchell   8  Johnson   4  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (21,524)
Louisville, KY
Feb 22, 2017
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 7 at No. 8 North Carolina L 63–74  22–6
(10–5)
 21  Mitchell   6  Adel   3  Mitchell  Dean E. Smith Center (21,296)
Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 26, 2017
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 7 Syracuse W 88–68  23–6
(11–5)
 25  Mitchell   11  Spalding   6  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (22,482)
Louisville, KY
Mar 1, 2017
9:00 pm, RSN
No. 8 at Wake Forest L 81–88  23–7
(11–6)
 22  Adel   10  Mathiang   3  Adel  LJVM Coliseum (11,488)
Winston-Salem, NC
Mar 4, 2017
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 8 No. 19 Notre Dame W 71–64  24–7
(12–6)
 20  Mitchell   11  Mathiang   6  Snider  KFC Yum! Center (22,612)
Louisville, KY
ACC Tournament
March 9, 2017
2:00 pm, ESPN
(4) No. 10 vs. (5) No. 14 Duke
Quarterfinals
L 77–81  24–8
 21  Adel   7  Mahmoud   5  Snider  Barclays Center (17,732)
Brooklyn, NY
NCAA Tournament
March 17, 2017
2:45 pm, CBS
(2 MW) No. 10 vs. (15 MW) Jacksonville State
First round
W 78–63  25–8
 18  Mathiang   10  Mitchell   5  Tied  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,255)
Indianapolis, IN
March 19, 2017
12:10 pm, CBS
(2 MW) No. 10 vs. (7 MW) No. 23 Michigan
Second round
L 69–73  25–9
 19  Mitchell   7  Mitchell   5  Mitchell  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,293)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest Region.
All times are in Eastern Time.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP 13 12 10 14 11 11 10 6 9 14 12 13 6 4 8 7 8 10 10 Not released 
Coaches 14 12 10 14 13 11 11 7 9 15 11 14 7 4 7 6 7 9 10 14

*AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Louisville self-imposes postseason ban for men's hoops in 2016". ESPN. February 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016-02-05.
  2. ^ Jeff Greer (February 5, 2016). "U of L imposing postseason hoops ban". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, KY. Retrieved 2016-02-05.