No. 9 Louisville beats So. Mississippi 69-38

No. 9 Louisville beats So. Mississippi 69-38

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LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 29: Rick Pitino the head coach of the Louisville Cardinals givees instructions to his team during the game against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at KFC YUM! Center on November 29, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 29 at 10:28 PM

(Associated Press)-- Chris Jones came off the bench to score 18 points, including four 3-pointers, and No. 9 Louisville bounced back from its first loss to roll past Southern Mississippi 69-38 Friday night.

Five days after a lackluster effort in a 93-84 loss to North Carolina, the Cardinals (6-1) got a better effort on both ends with the help of two new starters. Freshman point guard Terry Rozier got things going offensively by making his first three from beyond the arc en route to nine points, while redshirt freshman center Mangok Mathiang had seven rebounds and three blocks.

Jones made 4 of 7 from long range and 5 of 10 overall. Louisville shot 23 of 55 (42 percent) and matched a season high with 12 3-pointers.

The Cardinals' trademark pressure defense forced 22 turnovers and stifled the Golden Eagles (6-1) at the start of both halves, holding them scoreless for nearly 12 combined minutes

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