COL BKB: Louisville 87, Central Florida 70

Feb. 1, 2014 at 11:39 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Russ Smith led a balanced attack with 27 points Saturday and seventh-ranked Louisville breezed to an 87-70 victory over Central Florida.

Smith sank 9-of-14 from the field as the Cardinals (18-4, 7-2 AAC) bounced back from a 69-66 home loss to Cincinnati Thursday.

Luke Hancock (16 points), Montrezl Harrell (14) and Wayne Blackshear (10) also reached double figures for Louisville, which jumped off to a 12-1 advantage and never trailed.

The Golden Knights (9-10, 1-7) were led by Tristan Spurlock with 20 points.

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