PISCATAWAY, N.J., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Wayne Blackshear keyed Louisville's big second-half run Wednesday that lifted the No. 12 Cardinals over Rutgers 68-48.
Rutgers scored the opening basket of the second half to forge a 28-28 tie, but was then outscored 23-2 over the next 8 minutes.
Blackshear went 7-of-11 from the field and scored 19 points. It was the third straight win for Louisville (19-4, 7-3 Big East Conference), which pulled within a half game of Syracuse and Marquette for the league lead.
Russ Smith added 14 points for the Cardinals.
Eli Carter had 13 points for Rutgers (12-9, 3-7), which has dropped five in a row.
|Additional College Basketball Stories|
SEATTLE, May 24 (UPI) --Actor Morgan Freeman says he had a very good reason for appearing to sleep during a morning television interview with a Fox affiliate in Seattle this week.
LEICESTER, England, May 24 (UPI) --King Richard III of England was buried in a hastily dug grave too small for his body with no coffin or shroud, archaeologists say in a paper published Friday.