LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Montrezl Harrell had 17 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Louisville manhandled Missouri State 90-60 on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals (10-1) took control early and never let up against the Bears (8-2). They combined dominant rebounding and offensive accuracy during a 15-0 first-half run for a 19-4 lead in the first meeting between the schools since 2006.
Harrell was among four Cardinals with at least eight rebounds each, a combination that alone outdid MSU in Louisville's 51-30 domination of the boards. They also outscored the Bears 46-28 inside and held them to 38 percent shooting to close a 5-0 homestand.
Senior guard Russ Smith added 11 points and eight assists, while freshman Terry Rozier had 11 points and eight rebounds. Forwards Stephan Van Treese and Mangok Mathiang combined for 17 rebounds for Louisville, which shot 34-of-66 (52 percent) from the field.