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Louisville cruises past South Florida

3:07 PM, Feb 17, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Russ Smith scored a game-high 15 points to lead 12th-ranked Louisville to a 59-41 win over South Florida on Sunday.

Chane Behanan and Wayne Blacksher added 12 points apiece for the Cardinals (21-5, 9-4 Big East), who have won five of their last six games.

On Friday, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino was named one of 12 finalists for consideration for induction in the 2013 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class. During his 27-year career Pitino has earned 648 wins, reached the NCAA Tournament 17 times and collected one NCAA Championship while leading Kentucky in 1996.

Jawanza Poland scored 11 points while Toarlyn Ftizpatrick and Javontae Hawkins finished with nine points apiece for the Bulls (10-15, 1-12), who have dropped eight straight.

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