Blackshear has career-high 19 for No. 11 Cardinals

Blackshear has career-high 19 for No. 11 Cardinals

Credit: AP

Louisville's Wayne Blackshear, right, grabs for the ball with Rutgers' Myles Mack during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 6 at 11:23 PM

   PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Wayne Blackshear scored a career-high 19 points and hit a 3-pointer to ignite a 23-2 run early in the second half that carried No. 11 Louisville to a 68-48 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday.
 
   Russ Smith added 14 points and six rebounds and fellow guard Peyton Siva had nine points and seven assists as the Cardinals (19-4, 7-3 Big East) won its third straight game by holding Rutgers to a season-low point total.
 
   It was the seventh time they have held an opponent under 50 points this season.
 
   Gorgui Deng added eight rebounds and six blocked shots as Louisville beat Rutgers for the seventh straight time and 11th in 12 meetings.
 
   Eli Carter had 13 points and Myles Mack 12 to lead Rutgers (12-9, 3-7). The Scarlet Knights have lost five in a row and six of seven.
 

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