LEXINGTON, Ky., March 4 (UPI) -- Russ Smith put in 18 points Monday and No. 6 Louisville used a 25-7 run in the second half to pull away for a 67-51 win over Cincinnati.
Gorgui Dieng supplied 11 points and nine rebounds while Peyton Siva also netted 11 as the Cardinals (25-5, 13-4 Big East) reeled off their sixth consecutive win.
Louisville -- which trails Big East-leading Georgetown by one-half game -- also unleashed a tough defense en route to the victory, holding their opponents to just 29.2 percent shooting in the second half.
The Bearcats (20-10, 8-9) were led by Cashmere Wright with 15 points.