Russ Smith’s game high 15 points led UofL to the 59-41 victory. Wayne Blackshear and Chane Behanan each added 12 points. Gorgui Dieng continued his dominance on the boards by collecting a game high 10 rebounds and 5 blocks.
The defeat could have been worse; UofL only connected on 2-13 (.154) three point attempts. They made up for it with a slew of dunks and easy layups.
Louisville will not play again until Feb. 23 when they host Seton Hall (13-13). This is a much needed break considering UofL has played 5 of their last 8 on the road. The time should allow Louisville to prepare for a BIG EAST and NCAA tournament run.
When the polls come out on Monday, the Cardinals should be inside the Top 10.