Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic - Fairfield vs Louisville Recap - Louisville Wins 71-57
Louisville grabbed a 71-57 win over Fairfield on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Chris Jones at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Louisville did not, however, defeat Fairfield against the spread, which closed at 27 at most sportsbooks.
Montrezl Harrell had 14 points for Louisville and Wayne Blackshear chipped in with 11 points. Terry Rozier had 3 assists for them, while Montrezl Harrell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
Fairfield got 14 points from Maurice Barrow in a losing cause and another 11 points from Marcus Gilbert. Malcolm Gilbert contributed 2 assists for them, while Malcolm Gilbert had 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Louisville were victorious, as the score was 37-23 at the break.
Louisville had a 47-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.