Louisville coach Kenny Payne told reporters on Monday night that he was not prepared for a late-game adjustment by Indiana on Monday night.

The Cardinals fell 74-66 on Monday night in the Empire Classic despite holding a lead late in the second half. Indiana closed on a 13-2 run over the final 3:38 of the game.

JJ Traynor dunked the ball with 4:23 remaining to give Louisville a 64-61 lead. After that basket was scored, the Cardinals didn’t score again until a meaningless layup by Skyy Clark with just 4 seconds remaining.

Payne said he and his coaching staff did not prepare for the possibility of Indiana going to a zone defense, which it deployed down the stretch.

“He tricked me,” Payne said, referring to Mike Woodson.

Louisville is now 2-3 on the season. The Cardinals went 0-2 in the Empire Classic this weekend, also losing to Texas.

Louisville will face New Mexico State on Sunday.