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No. 9 Louisville survived Georgia Tech but lost Deng Adel

Louisville v Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 31: Deng Adel #22 of the Louisville Cardinals shoots the ball during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers in the Countdown Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 31, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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No. 9 Louisville got 20 points from Donovan Mitchell, who shot 5-for-7 from three, and 12 points and seven assists from Quentin Snider as the Cardinals outlasted a scrappy Georgia Tech team, 65-50.

The win did not come without cost, however, as Deng Adel left the game in the first half with what has been diagnosed as a concussion. Adel took a knee to the head after a hard fall on a layup attempt. He lay face-down on the floor before being helped off the court by two people with a towel over his head.

Adel did not return to the bench for the second half. He is the third Louisville player to suffer a concussion this season. Anas Mahmoud missed three games with a concussion while Matz Stockman missed his second game on Saturday.

The win was Louisville’s first ACC win of the season. The Cardinals had been the only team in the conference that had yet to win in league play.