Louisville wins again, chews up Cornell

Updated: November 15, 2013

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Wayne Blackshear scored 20 points, while
Montrezl Harrell pulled down 15 rebounds, as No. 3 Louisville whipped Cornell,
99-54, in the first-ever meeting between the programs on Friday.

Chane Behanan totaled 13 points and 12 boards for the Cardinals (3-0), who
bolted to a 53-14 lead at halftime and cruised to victory — their school-
record 19th in succession.

Luke Hancock had 12 points, with Russ Smith and Stephan Van Treese adding 10
each in the rout.

Nolan Cressler finished with 10 points and eight rebounds for the Big Red

The outcome was never in doubt from the outset, with Louisville scoring 22 of
the game’s first 24 points just over six minutes into the contest.

A Braxston Bunce layup put the visitors in double digits with 7:09 left in the
first half, but Cornell trailed 37-11.

It was a 39-point spread at the break after Robert Misschler hit a triple for
the Big Red.

Louisville’s lead swelled to a game-high 49 when Hancock connected from in
close with 14:33 on the clock to make it 69-20.

Cornell was only able to reduce its deficit to 36 from there.

Game Notes

The Cardinals shot 59 percent from the field, holding their Ivy League
opponents to 29 percent shooting … Blackshear finished 4-of-5 from long
distance, but the hosts connected on only 9-of-21 shots from beyond the arc.