Well, that was certainly a nice turnaround.

After playing what coach Chris Mack called “deplorable” offense last week in a loss at Clemson, the University of Louisville men’s basketball team started a busy week with a blowout of Georgia Tech, decking the Yellowjackets 74-58 before about 3,000 fans at the KFC Yum Center.

Samuell Williamson and David Johnson had career days as the Cardinals won the game that was added to the schedule because of COVID-19 issues. The game was originally scheduled for mid-December but at that time the Yellowjackets were dealing with COVID issues.

Williamson, coming off the bench for a third straight game, finished with a career-high 20 points and a career-best 18 rebounds. He was 8 of 13 from the field and finished with more rebounds than any other U of L player in a single game since Ellis Myles had 23 against Tennessee State back during the 2001 season.

Johnson, who had 14 in the first half, was 9 of 20 from the field and 6 of 11 from three-point range and had a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Carlik Jones added 12 points, eight assists, and six rebounds for the Cardinals.

Louisville will now play at Syracuse on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. before traveling to Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday for a 4 p.m. contest against Virginia.

U of L is now 11-4 on the season and 6-3 in the ACC. The next home game is against Pittsburgh on Feb. 10 at 9 p.m.

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