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COL BKB: Louisville 76, DePaul 59

Jan. 14, 2012 at 7:18 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Russ Smith's 25 points helped No. 15 Louisville overcome the loss of leading scorer Kyle Kuric and post a 76-59 win Saturday over DePaul.

The short-handed Cardinals (14-4, 2-3 Big East) needed Smith's performance to register just their second win in six games.

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Chris Smith added 20 points and Gorgui Dieng contributed 13 points to go with 14 rebounds to help hand Louisville a morale-boosting victory.

The Blue Demons (10-7, 1-4) fell to their third loss despite a team-high 14 points from Brandon Young.

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