PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried No. 11 Louisville to a 68-48 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday.
Russ Smith added 14 points and six rebounds and fellow guard Peyton Siva had nine points and seven assists as the Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East) won its third straight game by holding Rutgers to a season-low point total.
It was the seventh time they have held an opponent under 50 points this season.
Gorgui Deng added eight rebounds and six blocked shots as Louisville beat Rutgers for the seventh straight time and 11th in 12 meetings.
Eli Carter had 13 points and Myles Mack 12 to lead Rutgers (12-9, 3-7). The Scarlet Knights have lost five in a row and six of seven.