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NCAA Game Summary - Louisville at Houston



(Wednesday, February 5th)

Final Score: (14) Louisville 77, Houston 62

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Russ Smith led four Louisville players in double figures with 17 points, and the 14th-ranked Cardinals topped the Houston Cougars, 77-62, at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Luke Hancock and Montrezl Harrell both scored 15 points for Louisville (19-4, 8-2 AAC), which played without Wayne Blackshear. The forward suffered a concussion when he was elbowed by teammate Akoy Agau during Monday's practice.

Chris Jones added 14 points and five steals as the Cardinals won for the sixth time in seven games.

TaShawn Thomas and Jherrod Stiggers had 14 points apiece for the Cougars (11-12, 3-7), who have lost a season-high five games in a row.

"We got beat by a really good team. Louisville is terrific," Houston head coach James Dickey said.

Houston trailed 49-26 after Stephan Van Treese and Hancock opened the second half with consecutive layups. The home team managed to close to within nine at 62-53 on a Tione Womack jumper with 6:39 remaining.

Jones, however, hit three field goals, including one 3-pointer, on an ensuing 9-3 run, and the Cardinals led by as many as 11 the rest of the way.

The Cardinals shot a sizzling 69.6 percent in the first half and carried a 45-26 lead to the break.

Game Notes

Louisville scored 24 points off 14 Houston turnovers ... Smith had six assists and Hancock grabbed seven rebounds ... The Cougars honored former coach Guy V. Lewis, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

02/06 02:40:22 ET

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2nd Intermission
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
3rd
BOS 50
CHA 59
 
4th
IND 74
CLE 61
 
4th
PHI 65
WAS 61
 
3rd
BOS 50
CHA 59
 
3rd
TOR 31
GSW 54
 
3rd
DET 55
NYK 45
 
3rd
ATL 50
ORL 49
 
2nd
HOU 43
BRK 48
 
2nd
MEM 32
LAC 29
 
2nd
NOP 39
MIA 44
 
2nd
CHI 39
MIN 37
 
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QUIN 73
SIENA 63
 
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CORN 57
HARV 49
 
2nd
CAN 62
FAIR 55
 
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IONA 67
MAN 59
 
2nd
BRO 73
PENN 69
 
2nd
YALE 76
PRIN 60
 
2nd
MAR 59
PETE 52
 
1st
CLMB 34
DART 35
 
Half
AKR 27
OHIO 23
 
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3rd
NJD 1
BOS 2
 
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NYI 1
CAL 0
 
2nd Intermission
CAR 2
WAS 0
 
2nd
TAM 1
CHI 0
 
1st
DAL 0
COL 0
 
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