COL BKB: Louisville 80, Samford 54

Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:24 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Russ Smith came off the bench to score 18 points Thursday and No. 2 Louisville put together a dominating start to defeat Samford 80-54.

The game was part of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, which will continue next week in the Bahamas.

Louisville limited Samford to only four field goals in the first half while racing to a 42-13 lead.

Smith saw plenty of playing time in the second period while making 7-of-14 shots from the field.

Wayne Blackshear scored 13 points while Chane Behanan had 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Cardinals (2-0).

Samford (1-2) committed 21 turnovers and was led in scoring by Tim Williams with 15 points.

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