LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 11 (UPI) --
Louisville's Russ Smith netted 23 points Sunday and the second-ranked Cardinals began their season with a 79-51 non-conference rout of Manhattan.
Smith also provided five steals, while Peyton Siva contributed 10 points and eight assists for the Cardinals (1-0), who are coming off their run to the Final Four in last season's NCAA Tournament.
Kevin Ware also reached double figures with 10 points for Louisville.
The Jaspers (0-1) got 18 points and 14 rebounds from Rhamel Brown.
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