No. 11 Louisville trounces USF 80-54

No. 11 Louisville trounces USF 80-54

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LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 18: Montrezl Harrell #24 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates after a basket against the South Florida Bulls during the first half of the game at KFC Yum! Center on February 18, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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by Gary Graves

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 18, 2014 at 10:48 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Russ Smith scored 19 points and No. 11 Louisville overcame foul troubles to run away from South Florida 80-54 on Tuesday night.
 
   Luke Hancock added 16 points and Montrezl Harrell added 14 points despite four fouls as the Cardinals (22-4, 11-2 American Athletic Conference) won their tuneup before Saturday's rematch at first place and No. 7 Cincinnati. Louisville's fifth consecutive lopsided win also completed a season sweep of the Bulls (12-15, 3-11).
 
   Doing so required surviving a second-half stretch with Harrell and Blackshear sidelined with four fouls each, not to mention cold shooting after a 54-percent first half. Both later returned to help the Cardinals steadily pull away, with Harrell adding a late basket-shaking dunk.
 
   Freshman Terry Rozier scored 13 points for Louisville, which shot 48 percent.
 
   Victor Rudd had 27 points but was USF's only double-digit scorer on a night it shot 49 percent from the field.

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