Louisville’s Adel out vs. Georgia Tech with injured ankle

Louisville forward Deng Adel (22) screens off Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett (11) as he attempts a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. Syracuse won 78-73. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville scoring leader Deng Adel will not play Thursday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game against Georgia Tech because of an ankle injury.

The 6-foot-7 junior forward/guard, who averages 15.5 points and 5.1 rebounds, sustained the injury during Monday night in a loss to Syracuse and will be evaluated daily. Freshman guard Darius Perry will start in Adel’s place as the Cardinals (16-8, 6-5) try to end a three-game losing streak.

Junior forward Ray Spalding, who hurt his ankle against Florida State but came off the bench to post 18 points and nine rebounds against the Orange, is expected to play for Louisville.

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