LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Russ Smith had a game-high 23 points and Wayne Blackshear added 14 points and six rebounds and No. 2 Louisville defeated Miami (Ohio) 80-39 on Sunday.
Smith was 5 of 7 from 3-point range. The junior guard has been the leading scorer in all three Cardinals victories and is averaging 21.3 points per game.
Blackshear started for the second consecutive game at small forward and made a career-high four 3-pointers for the Cardinals (3-0).
Senior center Gorgui Dieng added 11 points and nine rebounds and senior guard Peyton Siva matched a career high with 10 assists for the Cardinals, who shot 48 percent and hit 12 of 26 from 3-point range (46 percent).
Louisville's defense held Miami (1-2) to 30 percent shooting and forced 19 turnovers.
Geovonie McKnight and Bill Edwards both scored seven points for the Redhawks.