PISCATAWAY, N.J., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Russ Smith scored 22 points and No. 10 Louisville took advantage of 19 Rutgers turnovers Saturday en route to an 83-76 American Athletic Conference win.
Luke Hancock added 15 points for the Cardinals (13-2, 2-0 AAC), who posted an eighth win in nine games overall.
Terry Rozier provided 14 points and Wayne Blackshear had 13.
The Scarlet Knights (7-8, 1-1) played tough but couldn't keep up with the reigning NCAA champions. Myles Mack put in 19 points but committed six turnovers.
Craig Brown added 17 for Rutgers.