Dec. 4 (UPI) -- No. 1 Louisville moved to 8-0 on the season and handed Michigan their first loss with a 58-43 victory Tuesday night.
Cardinals junior forward Jordan Nwora scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the win at Louisville's KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals never trailed and held the Wolverines (7-1) to just 26 percent shooting.
"I was feeling good. We had heard they wanted some smoke Monday," Nwora told reporters. "They got some smoke and they got smoked.
"They were talking. We were able to quiet them up a little bit."
The Cardinals went on an 11-1 run in the first half to take an 18-5 lead with 7:46 remaining and pushed the lead to 15 points before taking a 28-18 edge into the break. The Wolverines opened the second half on an 8-0 run to cut the Louisville lead to four points, but the Cardinals responded with a 10-0 run to take back momentum.
"We're one of the most connected groups," Wolverines head coach Juwan Howard said. "This builds character. It's the best way to learn. Sometimes, we get punched in the mouth. Our guys, they will respond. I trust. We all trust."
Senior center Jon Teske led Michigan with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. Louisville Center Steven Enoch chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals.
Both teams are back in action Friday. Louisville hosts Pittsburgh at 9 p.m. EST and Michigan hosts Iowa at 6:30 p.m. EST.
"We have a quick turnaround," Cardinals head coach Chris Mack said. "We don't have an off day. We can't feel like we've been crowned at all. It's a long season and we've got to grow from this."