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RAW VIDEO | Rick Pitino talks about Louisville's 88-81 loss to Wake Forest

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Wake Forest fans stormed the court after the win (Photo by Eric Crawford). Wake Forest fans stormed the court after the win (Photo by Eric Crawford).

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WDRB) -- Louisville's final road game of the season against a 16-12 Wake Forest team appeared to be going its way when the Cardinals built a 14-point first half lead.

But by halftime, that lead was just one, and midway through the second it was clear the Demon Decons were playing like a different team than their record indicated.

Wake Forest turned that 14-point deficit into an 11-point lead. Louisville made a late run to get it to three, but Wake closed the door to win, 88-81.

It's the second loss in three games for Louisville, who now may be out of the running for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore forward Deng Adel led the Cardinals with 22 points and five rebounds. Sophomore guard had just seven points on 2-9 shooting, the first time since Jan. 21 he's been held in single digits.

Wake Forest's 88 points are the second-most Louisville has given up in a game this season.

Watch head coach Rick Pitino's full press conference in the video player above.

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