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               === No. 5 Louisville crushes Western Kentucky ===
 
 Nashville,  TN  (Sports Network)  -  Russ  Smith netted  20  points  in No.  5
 Louisville's 78-55 rout of Western Kentucky.
 
 Wayne  Blackshear  had 17 points and  eight rebounds for the Cardinals (11-1),
 who have won six straight since suffering their first loss to Duke on Nov. 24.
 
 Brandon Harris tallied 14 points and seven boards for the Hilltopers (8-5).
 
 George  Fant's  layup pulled Western  Kentucky within  11-7 a little more than
 four  minutes in, but the Cardinals responded with a 17-2 run to seize control
 of the contest.
 
 Montrezl  Harrell  had seven points during  the surge and two Peyton Siva free
 throws  capped the  swing and made it  28-9 with 8:09 remaining in the opening
 half.
 
 Louisville  took a 40-22  advantage into the break and led by as many as 27 in
 the second half.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Chane  Behanan netted  14  points to  go with  seven  rebounds, while  Harrell
 finished  with 13  points ... Louisville shot 50.9 percent (27-of-53) from the
 field.
 
 
 
 
 
 12/22 22:52:59 ET

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