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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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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
 
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BAL
CIN
 
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CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
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PHI
 
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TAM
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CHC
MIL
 
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MIN
CWS
 
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HOU
ANA
 
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KAN
TEX
 
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STL
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COL
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OAK
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LOS
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Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1