Cardinals Vanquish Knights

Russ Smith bagged 27 points to help Louisville pull past University of Central Florida 87-70 on Saturday night at KFC Yum! Center.

Luke Hancock added 16 points and Montrezl Harrell notched 14 points and 7 rebounds as the Cardinals (18-4) avoided a successive defeat having lost a narrow game to Cincinnati in their previous outing.

Wayne Blackshear added 10 points in his first start in five games as Louisville bounced back from Thursday night’s loss to No. 13 Cincinnati.

Tristan Spurlock scored 20 points for UCF (9-10), while Calvin Newell added 12 points.

Photos by MARY E. JONES | Contributing Photographer