No. 18 Louisville Blows Out Houston

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Wayne Blackshear scored 23 points in his first game as a reserve and No. 18 Louisville used a strong offensive start to blow out Houston 91-52 on Thursday night.

Recent foul troubles led Cardinals coach Rick Pitino to bring Blackshear off the bench to maximize his effectiveness, and the junior forward responded by shooting 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Louisville hit 15 of 28 from beyond the arc, its highest total since making 17 against Morgan State on Dec. 27, 2010.

Hot shooting was the story as the Cardinals (15-3, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) put this one away quickly and thoroughly in the first half by hitting 11 of 15 from 3-point range (73 percent) and shooting 70 percent (21 of 30) overall. They cooled off but finished 34 of 66 (52 percent).

Russ Smith added 18 points and Luke Hancock 10 to hand Houston (10-7, 2-2) its second straight loss.


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