COL BKB: Louisville 80, Kentucky 77

Dec. 29, 2012 at 7:13 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Russ Smith had a big second half and finished with 21 points Saturday, carrying No. 3 Louisville past 23rd-ranked rival Kentucky 80-77.

Smith scored 17 of his points after halftime.

Chane Behanan fired in 20 points and Peyton Siva added 19 for the Cardinals (12-1), who reeled off their seventh straight win.

The Wildcats (8-4) fell to their intrastate rivals for the first time in five meetings despite Archie Goodwin's 22 points. He committed five turnovers, however.

Ryan Harrow also reached double figures with 17 points for Kentucky.

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